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Our Interest Forums and online communities provide conversation, digital and face-to-face networking, and peer-to-peer connections.

NAEYC's Interest Forums and Online Communities--a favorite benefit of membership for many--encourage the exchange of diverse opinions and further discussion, dialogue, and reflection about specific topics relevant to NAEYC’s mission and goals. The forums and communities provide NAEYC members a way to expand their knowledge and share their specific passion within early childhood education with other NAEYC members. Forums focus on a range of topics—from health and safety to professional development systems to men in education. They host face-to-face meetings at conferences, such as NAEYC's Annual Conference and National Institute for Early Childhood Development. Forum members stay connected throughout the year through Hello, our online community, to continue the dialogue, share best practices, and champion the passionate early childhood interests of forum members. 

NAEYC Member Interest Forums


  • Asian Interest Forum
  • Black Caucus Interest Forum
  • Latino Interest Forum
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Interest Forum
  • Men in Education Network (M.E.N)
  • Tribal and Indigenous Early Childhood Network (TIECN)

Health, Science and Technology

  • Early Childhood Science Interest Forum 
  • Health and Safety Interest Forum
  • Technology and Young Children

Play and Policy

  • Play, Policy, and Practice
  • Young Children and Nature

Program Focus

  • At Risk and Special Needs
  • Family Child Care Interest Forum
  • Infant Toddler Professionals
  • Kindergarten Interest Forum
  • Laboratory Schools

Social Issues

  • Children’s Global Issues Community
  • Children of Incarcerated Parents
  • PEACE Educators Interest Forum


  • Young Children's Spirituality 
  • Faith Based Interest Forum

Student and Professional

  • Career/Professional Development Systems Community
  • Community Collaboration Interest Forum
  • Diversity and Equity Education for Adults
  • Early Childhood Consultants and Authors
  • Ethics in Early Childhood Education
  • Student Interest Forum (SIF) of NAEYC

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Hello, an online community exclusively for NAEYC member, is a vibrant place to discuss the most important and vital issues facing early childhood educators every day.