Just as infants and toddlers need experience crawling or scooting to learn to walk and babbling and crying to learn to talk, they need to practice using their hands to control art supplies and practice using their minds to figure out how art supplies work
I had the privilege and pleasure of welcoming Ruby Bridges to NAEYC’s 2015 Annual Conference and hearing her opening address. Her remarks about the difference one teacher can make have stayed with me every moment since.
NAEYC has long supported teacher research efforts in the early childhood field, as it advances the field’s understanding of child development and produces creative approaches to building high-quality learning experiences for young children
Here are five things you can do - in just five minutes per day - to join the movement and make sure early childhood education is being embraced on the road to the White House (and the state house, and the school house!)