NAEYC The nation's leading voice for high-quality early childhood education for children from birth though age 8
    • Week of the Young Child 
      Celebrate #WOYC17
      Join us April 24-28 as we celebrate our youngest learners with five fun themed days that will encourage learning through music, teamwork, art and more!


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      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
      Reactions to My First Maker Fest
      Read the third installement of our new blog series on the experiences of a 3rd-grade teacher's first Maker Fest! 
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      Lessons Learned from Our Collaborations with Families
      This community outreach program is setting up workshops to help families discover tools and resources that support children’s learning outside of the classroom.
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    • Professional Learning Institute
      Register Now!
      Join us for NAEYC's 2017 Professional Learning Institute in San Francisco, June 11-14!   
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      Professional Learning Workshop
      Learn to Navigate Dilemmas
      Join us on April 28 in Washington, DC for an all-day workshop to learn how using the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct can guide program administrators as you navigate everyday dilemmas!
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      Making and Tinkering With STEM
      NAEYC is excited about our newest publication! Watch this video to get a glimpse of what's inside the book.
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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
      April/May Issue Out Now!
      Read the new issue for articles on learning centers, Curious George, and math outdoors! 

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      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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