NAEYC The nation's leading voice for high-quality early childhood education for children from birth though age 8
    • NAEYC Blog
      Planning for an Inclusive Classroom
      Preparing young children for the inclusion of children with disabilities into the classroom.
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       Updated Topics Pages
      Resources to Help You Make a Difference
      Learn classroom-ready anti-bias approaches, strategies to counter bullying, ways to guide children’s behavior while building positive classroom communities, and how to support the diverse children and families in your program.
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      NAEYC Blog
      Back to School Essentials
      For young children—and their teachers—school should be filled with wonder and excitement! NAEYC is here to help with a rich array of resources. Here are some of our favorites—many of which are available for free online! 
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      NAEYC Accreditation
      Streamlined Accreditation Model
      It’s here! NAEYC’s Accreditation of Early Learning Programs is excited to announce that programs may now choose the Streamlined Accreditation Model for site visit assessments.  
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    • NAEYC Annual Conference
      Register Now!
      Registration is now open for NAEYC's 2017 Annual Conference! Join us this fall in Atlanta, GA, November 15-18!   
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      Upcoming Webinar
      Back to School: Making and Tinkering With STEM 
      Join us for a free webinar on Tuesday, September 19, as the author of the NAEYC’s bestselling publication, Making and Tinkering With STEM, shares tips and ideas for implementing STEM concepts using everyday materials in the classroom.



      Advancing the Profession
      Market Research
      In July 2017, NAEYC released new market research that identifies opportunities to ensure that parents and early childhood educators are on the same side of defining and demanding high-quality early childhood education.
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      Image of two children looking in a magnifying glassAdvancing our Goals
      Learn about our Strategic Direction
      NAEYC strives to ensure that all young children reach their full potential. Learn more about our plans as we continue to advance the early learning profession.
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    • Teaching Young Children
      Read the 10-Year Anniversary Issue!
      Featuring articles on supporting children with disabilities, welcoming refugee children into the classroom, and creating your own plans for professional development.


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      Join our early childhood community for support and inspiration.
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      Image of male child playing on a mat with toys. NAEYC Accreditation banner surrounds image of boyFind An Accredited Program
      Find high-quality child care or a preschool in your area.
      NAEYC maintains a list of programs that are currently accredited to to help you find a NAEYC-accredited program in your area. 
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