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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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January 31, 2020

Making Sure Every Young Child Counts

Early childhood educators have an important role to play in the 2020 Census

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Authored by: Deborah Lee Stein
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Young Children
September 1, 2019

Flipping the Script: Educators Driving Public Policy

For our children’s sake, however, it’s time for us to flip the script. This article is a call to action, with recommendations for educators and policymakers about concrete steps that can make meaningful collaboration part of our day-to-day work.

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Authored by: Marica Cox Mitchell, Lauren Hogan
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Young Children
Vol. 74, No. 4
September 1, 2019

September 2019

Building the Profession: Ensuring Practice Informs Policy
YC September 2019 Issue
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June 26, 2019

NAEYC's Statement on #FamiliesBelongTogether

On June 7, we joined 540 national and state organizations, including many NAEYC affiliates, in writing a letter to the Department of Homeland Security clearly stating our opposition to the zero-tolerance practice of separating children from their parents
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May 24, 2019

Just the Facts: America for Early Ed State Fact Sheets

It’s our pleasure to introduce NAEYC’s America for Early Ed State Fact Sheets to help you talk with policymakers about what’s happening in early childhood education and for early childhood educators.

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Authored by: Lauren Hogan
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May 10, 2019

Early Childhood Educators, Together We’ve Got Your Back!

Here are just a few of the many ways that NAEYC and the Affiliate network are working for you out in the world, while you work for the children and families in your communities.

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Authored by: Lucy Recio, Gwen Simmons
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March 13, 2019

NAEYC on the President's FY2020 Budget Request

Two weeks ago, NAEYC brought 350 early childhood educators to Capitol Hill to meet with their elected officials about the importance of growing the bipartisan investment in high-quality child care and early learning.

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Authored by: Lauren Hogan
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January 15, 2019

Watch and Share for Child Care!

Here's how the Child Care and Development Block Grant funding is making a difference in each state, and why Congress must do more to make quality, affordable child care a reality.

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Authored by: Lauren Hogan
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October 26, 2018

Early Childhood Educators #ProtectFamilies

As an NAEYC member and an early childhood educator, we want to share with you some ways to stay informed and continue to advocate for immigrant families and children in your communities and beyond.

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Authored by: Rhian Evans Allvin
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