The launch of this community could not come at a more crucial time, as businesses and communities reimagine how we support families as we navigate and respond to the coronavirus pandemic, racial injustice, and economic upheaval.
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.
During these times of heightened stress due to COVID-19, children and their families want to be seen and to know that they matter. Without this recognition of their humanity and their lived experiences from teachers...
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?
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.
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.