Recognizing the complexity of interactions between educators and families, this article provides a set of strategies for opening up conversations and offering support when children’s gender identity or expression do not conform to their families’ expectat
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.
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.
This position statement is one of five foundational documents NAEYC has developed in collaboration with the early childhood profession. With its specific focus on advancing equity in early childhood education.
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.
Kirsten Cole Jean-Yves Plaisir Mindi Reich-Shapiro Antonio Freitas