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Young Children
November 1, 2019

Focus On Ethics: Gender Expression and Identity

Our role as educators is to create a safe and reflective space for children to develop their identities and to counterbalance gender stereotypes.

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Authored by: Stephanie Feeney, Nancy K. Freeman, Katie Schaffer
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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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