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Recommendations for Public Policymakers

Work to change any policy that either directly or through unintended negative consequences undermines children’s physical and emotional well-being or weakens the bonds between children and their families.
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Recommendations for Everyone

The following general recommendations apply to everyone involved in any aspect of early childhood education.
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Advancing Equity: Position

When early childhood educators use inclusive teaching approaches, they demonstrate that they respect diversity and value all children’s strengths.
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Advancing Equity: Purpose

This position statement is one of five foundational documents NAEYC has developed in collaboration with the early childhood profession.
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Young Children
September 1, 2019

Building a Gender-Balanced Workforce: Supporting Male Teachers

Wanting to understand the intrinsic and extrinsic factors that impact men’s decisions to teach in early childhood, we spent two years studying the experiences of male early childhood educators in New York City.

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Authored by: Kirsten Cole, Jean-Yves Plaisir, Mindi Reich-Shapiro, Antonio Freitas
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Blog
March 5, 2018

Education is a Game Changer for Women as Well as Children

This blog post was originally published on New America's website on January 23, 2018, and is part of Moving Beyond False Choices for Early Childhood Educators, a series edited by Stacie G. Goffin.

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Authored by: Sue Russell
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2018

Challenging Gender Stereotypes

Read the following story and teacher reflections, and use the Reflective Questions on page 12 to deepen your thinking and shape your teaching practices.

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Authored by: Nadia Jaboneta, Deb Curtis
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Young Children
March 1, 2017

Focus on Ethics: Ethical Finesse—A Strategy To Resolve Ethical Issues

This Focus on Ethics column asks you to consider how to respond to Mr. Jackson—the father of 4-year-old Victor—who insists that his son not be permitted to play with clothes or accessories typically associated with girls and women.

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Authored by: Stephanie Feeney, Nancy K. Freeman
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