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Endnotes

The endnotes are available as a PDF for readers to print and use as they read the statement.
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Appendix C: Acknowledgements

NAEYC appreciates the work of the Developmentally Appropriate Practice/Diversity and Equity Workgroup and the Early Learning Systems Committee, who participated in the development of this statement. See a full list here.
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Appendix B: Glossary

Learn about the terms used in the Developmentally Appropriate Practice position statement.
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Appendix A: History and Context

NAEYC has regularly updated and reaffirmed its position statement on developmentally appropriate practice, and the term continues to be widely used within and beyond the early childhood field.
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June 30, 2020

Coronavirus, an Emergent Curriculum

I decided to begin my emergent curriculum paired with our elementary school’s initial response to the shelter in place mandate: What is a community helper? Who is a community helper?  How can you be a community helper?

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Authored by: Julia Luckenbill
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Ashley Simpson

Dr. Ashley Simpson is an education professor and chair of the Education and World Languages program at the Community College of Aurora in Colorado.
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Jodi Nerren

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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Margarita Marichal

Margarita Marichal is an Associate Professor at the Interamerican University School of Education, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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Helene Harte

Helene Arbouet Harte, Ed.D., is passionate about meeting the needs of children and their families. She is a lifelong learner, and is continually interested in learning with and from others.
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Melanie Felton

I have been involved with early childhood education for over 30 years.  I began my career working as a Co-Head Teacher in Iowa State University’s multi-age program for 3 to 5 year olds while completing my Master’s degree in Child Development. 
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Michelle Barnea

Michelle Barnea, RN, MSEd began her career as a Pediatric Nurse after receiving her degree from Duke University.
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Chris Amirault

Since spring 2016 I have worked as a consultant, providing executive coaching and systems transformation support to several educational organizations
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Michael Abel

Mike Abel is Director of Research and Evaluation at the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership and Assistant Professor at National Louis University
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Raquel Diaz

Dr. Raquel Munarriz Diaz, has over 30 years of experience working in early childhood education.
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June 18, 2020

Tell Families, “We See You and We Value Your Contribution"

Dr. Brian Wright asks teachers to let families, especially Black and brown families, know that they are seen and their contributions to their children's learning are valued.

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Authored by: Brian L. Wright, PhD
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