In 2017, after a review of NAEYC’s current position statements, the Governing Board charged the Early Learning Systems Committee with revising both the DAP and Teacher Preparation position statements. This pointed to the need for Advancing Equity.
As a parent of a child learning two or more languages, you can help sustain your child’s ability and interest in using all the languages they hear by being enthusiastic and playful about multilingualism. Here are some suggestions.
Research shows that children thrive when their families are involved in their care and education. Here are some ways you can collaborate with your child’s teacher to create and maintain a great relationship.
In 2000, From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development was released by the National Research Council. For the field of early childhood education, this report was a game changer.
For young children, listening to, reading, writing, and illustrating informational texts is a great way to build knowledge and vocabulary in science, social studies, and the arts—and a great foundation for success in school and life.
Any one of these family activity ideas will welcome children and families into your program and set the stage for family involvement. Teachers can also adapt these activities to keep families engaged throughout the year.
On June 7, we joined 540 national and state organizations, including many NAEYC affiliates, in writing a letter to the Department of Homeland Security clearly stating our opposition to the zero-tolerance practice of separating children from their parents
Developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) is a framework designed to promote young children’s optimal learning and development. Read the DAP position statement (in English, Spanish, or Mandarin), including supplements and summaries.