NAEYC is for the active embrace of equity. We are for talking openly and honestly about diversity, and we are for changing our policies and practices to enhance our organizational commitment to being high performing and inclusive.
In a recent Hello discussion, a teacher sought advice on how to support a child with two moms around Father’s Day, and how to discuss this with his parents in a way that was respectful to all the families.
The primary focus of this special issue of Young Children is teachers’ decision making and actions within the social and cultural context of developmentally appropriate practice as it pertains to Black children.
This article outlines some of the factors that contribute to the achievement gap between African Americans and White Americans and ends with recommendations for educators, administrators, and policy makers to help equalize educational opportunities.
Barbara T. Bowman James P. Comer David J. Johns
NAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.
At NAEYC we’re gearing up to celebrate Week of the Young Child.™ From April 16 through April 20, we’ll join together with affiliates, NAEYC accredited programs, families, and most importantly, YOU to spotlight the critical work of early childhood educator