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NAEYC Affiliate Network grows to 52. Louisiana Joins the Community.

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.
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NAEYC CEO Rhian Evans Allvin
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Young Children
March 1, 2021

Formar Conexiones. Abrir Camino Para la Compensación y las Prestaciones

Hay que centrar las prioridades en abordar la equidad por medio de igualar la compensación, los seguros médicos, y la jubilación para educadores de la niñez temprana entre los estados y los tipos de programas.

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Authored by: Rhian Evans Allvin
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NAEYC CEO Rhian Evans Allvin
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Young Children
March 1, 2021

Making Connections. Unlocking Compensation and Benefits

As implementation of the Unifying Framework moves forward, priorities must be centered on addressing equity through scaling compensation, health insurance, and retirement benefits for early childhood educators across states and settings.

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Authored by: Rhian Evans Allvin
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2021 Public Policy Forum - Advocacy in Action

Together, we are mobilizing for transformative changes in early childhood education! Explore (and contribute!) to this virtual space where we are showcasing our collective advocacy in action.
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January 22, 2021

Be the Light

NAEYC congratulates President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on their historic inauguration.

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Young Children
November 18, 2020

Our Proud Heritage. Can We Change Early Care and Education?

Early care and education professionals, advocates, and supporters have worked to solve real and perceived problems within the early childhood education workforce, but without complete success. One ongoing issue is how we—and others—define who we are.

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Authored by: Edna Runnels Ranck
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August 20, 2020

Make Sure the 2020 Census Counts All Kids

By completing the 2020 Census, and encouraging your colleagues, family, neighbors, and friends, on and offline, to do the same, you are helping to ensure communities get their fair share of over $800 billion per year in federal funding.
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Child Care is Essential

NAEYC Pandemic Surveys

From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, NAEYC has been committed to learning more about the scope of our nation’s current child care crisis.
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April 16, 2020

This Family Friday, We #CountAllKids!

This Family Friday, join families across the country to take ten minutes to help their communities for the next ten years by completing the 2020 Census and making sure we #CountAllKids!

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Authored by: Lucy Recio
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February 26, 2020

From Teacher to Equity Activist

In this excerpt from Each and Every Child, Megan Madison reflects on her own journey towards activism and offers ideas for other early childhood professionals on how they can become equity and social justice advocates fighting for all young children.

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Authored by: Megan Pamela Ruth Madison
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February 5, 2020

Our Child Care Crisis is the Result of Underinvestment, not Overregulation

New research finds no correlation between state regulations and child care supply. Rather than rolling back necessary regulations, increasing public investment in child care is the key to building quality child care supply and improving affordability.

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Authored by: NAEYC Center for American Progress
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