All Infant/Toddler Content

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Online Learning

NAEYC's online modules include a variety of topics, each designed to provide practical tips and strategies early childhood educators can bring to the classroom. 
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Position Statements

Learn about NAEYC’s informed positions on significant issues affecting young children’s education and development.
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Mud: Explore and Learn

June 29th is International Mud Day but you can play and learn with mud all year long!
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Explore the Great Outdoors with Your Child

For a child, everything is new—even the tiniest things are interesting and exciting. In today’s entertainment-driven world, exploring the outdoors is an opportunity for children to actively engage in learning. Here are a few steps to explore outdoors.
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Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Focus on Infants and Toddlers
Book
January 1, 2013

Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Focus on Infants and Toddlers

Filled with information and inspiration for applying DAP in your work with infants and toddlers. Also includes articles from Young Children that provide examples of DAP.

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Authored by: Carol E. Copple Sue Bredekamp Kathy Charner Derry Koralek
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Technology and Interactive Media: Position Statement

Created by NAEYC and the Fred Rogers Center, this positon statment was created to guide educators in applying the principles of development and learning when considering the use of cutting-edge technologies and new media.
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Technology and Media

Use NAEYC's resources to guide you as you make choices about how to use technology and media with young children.
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Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2017

When Things Don’t Go as Planned

Read the following story and teacher reflections from Matthew Lawrence, and use the Reflective Questions below to deepen your own thinking and shape your teaching practices.

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Authored by: Matthew Lawrence Deb Curtis
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Coping with Disasters

We’ve compiled these online resources to provide information on how to help when disaster strikes.
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Blog
November 1, 2017

Creativity Throughout the Day

Fostering creativity is one of the most rewarding—and challenging—goals that teachers of young children can set for themselves.

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Authored by: Lisa Hansel
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Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment

The NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct offers guidelines for responsible behavior and sets forth a common basis for resolving the principal ethical dilemmas encountered in early childhood care and education.
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Anti-Discrimination Position Statement

NAEYCs first commitment is to the rights and interests of all children. Read NAEYC's Anti-Discrimination Position Statement (Revised, 2009), Anti-Discrimination Policy (1988; 1994), and Statement about Proposition 187 & NAEYC’s Code of Ethical Conduct.
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