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Blog
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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Blog
May 21, 2020

Conversations that Matter: Talking with Children About Big World Issues

Children rely on adults to help them figure out what things mean. Children’s curiosity, puzzlement, and anxiety provide rich opportunities for adults to respond to their attempts to understand what they observe happening in their world.

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Authored by: Julie Olsen Edwards Louise Derman-Sparks
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Blog
May 6, 2020

There’s No Going Back: Child Care after COVID-19 

If our economy is to recover, it will require a reimagined approach to financing and structuring the systems that support high-quality child care. 

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Authored by: Rhian Evans Allvin Lauren Hogan
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The COVID-19 Impact on Your Membership

Please see updates on how NAEYC is approaching membership (extension of benefits, updating your profile, and auto-renewals) in response to to COVID-19.
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Young Children
May 1, 2020

The Reading Chair: May 2020

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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Authored by: Isabel Baker Miriam Baker Schiffer
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Young Children
May 1, 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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Blog
April 16, 2020

This Family Friday, We #CountAllKids!

This Family Friday, join families across the country to take ten minutes to help their communities for the next ten years by completing the 2020 Census and making sure we #CountAllKids!

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Authored by: Lucy Recio
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Blog
March 27, 2020

Statement from NAEYC on Passage of the CARES Act

NAEYC is grateful to Congress for taking an important, bipartisan step to provide that support with the passage of the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act, signed into law today.

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Authored by: NAEYC
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Coping with COVID-19

We’ve compiled these online resources to provide information from NAEYC, the CDC, and other educational organizations. 
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Blog
March 12, 2020

NAEYC COVID-19 Statement

As always, the health and safety of the NAEYC family—members, staff, partners and volunteers—is our top priority.

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Authored by: Rhian Evans Allvin
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Blog
February 26, 2020

From Teacher to Equity Activist

In this excerpt from Each and Every Child, Megan Madison reflects on her own journey towards activism and offers ideas for other early childhood professionals on how they can become equity and social justice advocates fighting for all young children.

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Authored by: Megan Pamela Ruth Madison
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Information for Presenters

Proposal status notifications for the 2020 Professional Learning Institute will be sent out via email in April.
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Young Children
March 1, 2020

Our Proud Heritage. NAEYC's First President: Patty Smith Hill

Patty Smith Hill was instrumental in the formation of early childhood educational practice in the United States. Many of her ideals still constitute the foundation for educating and socializing young children.

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Authored by: Betty Liebovich
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