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For Immediate Release:
May 4, 2009
NAEYC emphasizes the importance of Math in early childhood education with Young Children theme
(Washington, D.C.) –Now more than ever teachers, policy makers and families recognize that mathematics is an integral part of early childhood development and learning. Following suit,
the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has dedicated the May 2009 issue of the peer-reviewed professional journal Young Children to mathematics in the early years.
In this issue of Young Children (YC) you will find the following stories that highlight how young children from infancy through age eight learn math skills:
- Mathematics and Social Justice in Grade 1: How children Understand Inequality and Represent It / M. Shaun Murphy
- Dolls, Blocks, and Puzzles: Playing with Mathematical Understandings / Mary Jane Eisenhauer and David Feikes
- Integrating Concrete and Virtual Manipulatives in Early Childhood Mathematics / Dina Rosen and Jo Hoffman
- Shopping for Mathematics in Consumer Town / Ann L. Wolff and Nancy Wimer
- Infants and Toddlers Exploring Mathematics / Eugene Geist
Several of these articles, along with other resources for teaching math in the early years, appear online. NAEYC also offers a position statement on math written in conjunction with the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). Please visit the Position Statements section of our Web site to read the full report.
There will also be several sessions about teaching mathematics at the 18th National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, which will be held June 14 to 17 in Charlotte, N.C. Visit our Web site for more information on the Institute and the sessions.
Founded in 1926, the National Association for the Education of Young Children has nearly 90,000 members worldwide. The association is the largest and most influential voice for early childhood education professionals and the field of early childhood education in the United States
Founded in 1926, the National Association for the Education of Young Children is the largest and most influential advocate for high-quality early care and education in the United States.