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Blog
January 22, 2021

Be the Light

NAEYC congratulates President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on their historic inauguration.

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Blog
January 4, 2021

Focus on DAP: Joyful Learning in a Tough Year

What does engaged joyful learning look like when many child care centers around the country are struggling, and educators, families, and children are navigating virtual school and social distancing?

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Authored by: Susan Friedman, Julia Luckenbill, Nicol Russell
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Teaching Young Children
January 4, 2020

Message in a Backpack ™ Choosing the Best STEM Activities for Your Child

Young children love to explore the world around them—and STEM activities are a great way to help them do it. With so many STEM ideas to choose from, how do you find what is best for your child?

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Authored by: Rosemary Geiken, Sandy Chilton
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Blog
September 29, 2020

استخدام التقنية لتحسين وتعزيز تعلم الأطفال في المنزل والمدرسة: إقامة العلاقات هي الأساس Using Technology to Enhance Children’s Learning at Home and at School

This blog post features four educators (pre-K, kindergarten, ESL, migrant education) in culturally diverse programs who focused their intentional teaching with guidance from the NAEYC & Fred Rogers Center Position Statement on Technology and Interactive M

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Authored by: Diane Bales, Kelly Dalsemer, Bonnie Blagojevic, Lynn Hartle, Noelle Chung, Katie Gardner, Kelsey MacLeod, Juana Rodriguez-Vazquez
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Young Children
November 18, 2020

The Reading Chair: December 2020

New children’s books too good to miss!

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Authored by: Isabel Baker, Miriam Baker Schiffer
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Young Children
November 18, 2020

NAEYC Governing Board and Leadership

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.
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Young Children
November 18, 2020

Haciendo Conexiones: Todos ustedes son valientes y esenciales

Mucha gente no piensa preste la debida atención a ninguno de sus muchos prioridades y llevar todo el peso de estas demandas. Les decimos a todos ustedes: son valientes. Son esencial. Y ellos no están solos.

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Authored by: Rhian Evans Allvin
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Young Children
November 18, 2020

Making Connections: You Are Courageous and Essential

Many are feeling like they are not giving their full attention to any of their many priorities, and they are carrying the weight of this entire burden on their shoulders. To all of you. You are brave. You are essential. And you are not alone.

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Authored by: Rhian Evans Allvin
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Young Children
November 18, 2020

Incorporating Knowledge from Children’s Homes and Communities: A Home-to-School Approach for Teaching STEM in Preschool

In this article, we explore a project whose goal is to use home- and community-based knowledge and concepts with which children are already familiar to introduce new topics around science and engineering in preschool.

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Authored by: Christine M. McWayne, Jayanthi Mistry, Sunah Hyun, Virginia Diez, Cynthia Parker, Betty Zan, Daryl Greenfield, Kimberly Brenneman
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DAP: Recommendations for Research

Much remains to be learned about how to maximize each child’s development and learning. Important areas for further research include the following topics.
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DAP: Recommendations for Policymakers

Policymakers must ensure that those working directly with children in early childhood settings have equitable, affordable access to high-quality professional preparation required to meet DAP standards.
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