Developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) is a framework designed to promote young children’s optimal learning and development. Read the DAP position statement (in English, Spanish, or Mandarin), including supplements and summaries.
NAEYC's newest membership option is designed for members outside of the early learning profession, such as parents and other family members! NAEYC.org is your hub for exclusive family-focused content, resources, and more!
The NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct offers guidelines for responsible behavior and sets forth a common basis for resolving the principal ethical dilemmas encountered in early childhood care and education.
NAEYCs first commitment is to the rights and interests of all children. Read NAEYC's Anti-Discrimination Position Statement (Revised, 2009), Anti-Discrimination Policy (1988; 1994), and Statement about Proposition 187 & NAEYC’s Code of Ethical Conduct.
NAEYC Position Statements are adopted by the Governing Board to state the Association's position on issues related to early childhood education practice, policy, and/or professional development for which there are controversial or critical opinions