NAEYC The nation's leading voice for high-quality early childhood education for children from birth though age 8
    •  In Memoriam
      Remembering Dr. J.D. Andrews
      Highlights of some of J.D.’s many contributions that continue to benefit millions of young children, families, and early childhood professionals. 
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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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      Coming Soon
      Making and Tinkering With STEM
      Integrate STEM-rich exploration and learning in your classroom with engineering design challenges inspired by children’s favorite books. Available for pre-order now! 
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       Teaching Young Children
      The Dec/Jan issue is out now!
      Explore articles on nap time, math, introducing children to hip-hop culture, children's humor and more!
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    • Girl looking down at her shadowNAEYC Blog
      What are Shadows?
      Find out how a preschool teacher used scientific methods to investigate shadows with her students.  
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      Little boy smiling with flag2017 Public Policy Forum
      Join us February 26-28, 2017!
      NAEYC members and advocates from around the country will come together at the 2017 Public Policy Forum to hold our newly elected officials responsible for delivering on the promise of 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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      Get Involved
      Apply to be a Consulting Editor!
      Consulting editors review Young Children articles, book proposals, and chapters. It's a great professional experience and keeps NAEYC publications high-quality.
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    • Governing Board Election
      2017 NAEYC Governing Board Election
      NAEYC members, voting is open for the NAEYC Governing Board election. Learn about candidates and cast your vote by March 1, 2017!  
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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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