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NAEYC Annual Conference attendees learning to make and tinker in a pre-conference workshop.

Pre-Conference Workshops

These full-day workshops take place on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, the day before Annual Conference begins. 
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Register Now!

The Annual Conference will be held November 20-23 at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN. 
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Schedule at a Glance

Plan your time at the conference and view the schedule at a glance for this year's event.
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Travel Information

Whether you're traveling across states or continents, there are a few ways you can get into Nashville.
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2019 Annual Conference

Join us in Nashville, TN November 20-23 for NAEYC's 2019 Annual Conference .
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Tinkering objects
Blog
April 22, 2019

Making and Tinkering at Home

Read about how this author helped her 4-year-old daughter create a tinkering space at home.

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Authored by: Julia Luckenbill
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YPAC members at Public Policy Forum
Blog
April 17, 2019

Beyond “Thanks and Recognition”: Elevating Early Childhood Educators

Every year, NAEYC’s WOYC and NIEER’s State of Preschool Yearbook bring attention to early childhood education, celebrating what we do, and sharing research on how far we have to go. This year, both organizations included a focus on ECE professionals.

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Authored by: Lauren Hogan, Steven Barnett
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Early Childhood Science Interest Forum -- Hello Community

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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Children playing musical instruments
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2019

Ask Hello. Rethinking End-of-Year Concerts

In a recent Hello discussion, a member sought input on how to handle pressure to stage elaborate end-of-year events.
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Three children with recycling bin
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2019

Message in a Backpack™ Helping Your Child Learn Responsibility

To be responsible, children must notice what needs to be done, think of useful options, and take pride in their contributions. Here’s how to encourage responsibility.

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Authored by: Marie L. Masterson
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Family reading a book
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2019

Growing Little Storytellers

When children learn the art of telling stories, it makes them smarter—giving them a head start on success in school and life.

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Authored by: Ronald F. Ferguson, Tatsha Robertson
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A young boy and girl pointing at a map on a desk in the classroom

Map Your WOYC Event!

Help us show the reach of #WOYC19 events and fill out this form to add your activities to our celebration map!  
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为WOYC™做好准备

Week of the Young Child™(幼儿之周)是由NAEYC举办的一项年度活动,其目的是引起人们对早教、幼儿、其教师及其家庭和社区的关注。
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Seven children in the grass

¡Prepárese para WOYC!

Súmese a NAEYC del 8 al 12 de abril para festejar a nuestros estudiantes más pequeños durante cinco días temáticos plenos de diversión.
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Ed Zigler outside his office at The Zigler Center 2005 – Diplomas (Wall of Fame)
Blog
February 12, 2019

On the Passing of Edward Zigler

Ed Zigler was a man of passion, of dedication, of consummate intelligence, and of incredible street smarts. He was a man who knew what he wanted to get done, and he did it.

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Authored by: Sharon Lynn Kagan
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