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.
I think about being a parent and a teacher and observing children. Even experts can forget that there is a time to model and guide, and also a time to give space for the kind of learning that happens with uninterrupted play and exploration.
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.
Today, 97 percent of all KinderCare Education centers are accredited by NAEYC! Read this blog post by the Director of Quality & Accreditation on how KinderCare managed to navigate the accreditation process, as well as practical tips and advice for other p
Reflecting NAEYC’s commitment to periodically revising and updating its core position statements, we’ve worked hard to reflect the knowledge from research and practice that has emerged over the last decade since DAP was last revised.