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Endnotes

The endnotes are available as a PDF for readers to print and use as they read the statement.
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Appendix C: Acknowledgements

NAEYC appreciates the work of the Developmentally Appropriate Practice/Diversity and Equity Workgroup and the Early Learning Systems Committee, who participated in the development of this statement. See a full list here.
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Appendix B: Glossary

Learn about the terms used in the Developmentally Appropriate Practice position statement.
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Appendix A: History and Context

NAEYC has regularly updated and reaffirmed its position statement on developmentally appropriate practice, and the term continues to be widely used within and beyond the early childhood field.
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June 18, 2020

Tell Families, “We See You and We Value Your Contribution"

Dr. Brian Wright asks teachers to let families, especially Black and brown families, know that they are seen and their contributions to their children's learning are valued.

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Authored by: Brian L. Wright, PhD
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June 16, 2020

Talking, Reading, Singing, and Rhyming: Tips for Fostering Literacy in Infancy

Early indications suggest that Goslings improves families’ confidence in interacting with their infants and supports infants in getting the level of stimulation they need (which varies greatly from day to day).

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Authored by: Rebecca Dowling Lisa Shanty Susan Sonnenschein Brenda Hussey-Gardner
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June 16, 2020

Words Matter: Moving from Trauma-Informed to Asset-Informed Care

While it is critical that educators are able to recognize and acknowledge children's and families' painful experiences, this work needs to expand beyond the focus on trauma-laden concepts to highlight and build on children's and families' assets.

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Authored by: Ellen Galinsky
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May 27, 2020

Why Making Mistakes Now May Benefit Us Later

That was a good time to remind myself that making mistakes actually makes you smarter, especially if you try to fix the mistake. Brain science backs this up.

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Authored by: Jessica Mercer Young
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