NAEYC The nation's leading voice for high-quality early childhood education for children from birth though age 8
    • NAEYC Blog
      A Conversation in Hello
       Sometimes a simple question can spur a more meaningful conversation that the whole community benefits from. 

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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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      The Essentials New Book!
      The Essentials
      Understanding and implementing inclusion starts here! A simple, straightforward introduction to the core concepts of teaching and supporting children with disabilities alongside their peers. 
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       YC Article
      Focusing on Families
      This article offers strategies to improve the lives of children growing up in chaotic, stressful conditions. Teachers can learn to model strategies with families and children to improve interactions at home and in programs.
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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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      Professional Learning Workshop
      Summer Learning for Program Administrators
      On Thursday, July 27th, join NAEYC as we explore Hive, the latest Summer Block Party installation at the National Building Museum followed by a thought-provoking workshop at NAEYC HQ. 
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      Free Webinar
      Planning an Inclusive Classroom
      Join us for a webinar on July 25th with the author of NAEYC's newest publication, The Essentials: Supporting Young Children with Disabilities. Get tips and resources on inclusionary practices straight from the book!


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      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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    • Young Children
      Read the July issue!
      Read a cluster of articles on playful math learning, as well as emergent curriculum, mindfulness and meditation, coaching partnerships, and more.


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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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