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Developmentally Appropriate Practice Position Statement

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.
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Position Statements

Learn about NAEYC’s informed positions on significant issues affecting young children’s education and development.
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Technology and Interactive Media: Position Statement

Created by NAEYC and the Fred Rogers Center, this positon statment was created to guide educators in applying the principles of development and learning when considering the use of cutting-edge technologies and new media.
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Standards for Professional Preparation

The standards are the core of early childhood professional preparation across degree levels, from associate through doctoral degree programs.
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Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment

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.
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Anti-Discrimination Position Statement

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.
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About Position Statements

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
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