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    • 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!

       

       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
      Academics vs. Play
      After the release of a focus group study, several states and districts are now stepping up their support to help principals make better connections between play and learning. 
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       The Profession
      Power to the Profession
      The first step to elevating the early childhood education profession must include defining it. We need your help on delivering the best outcomes for children.
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    • Professional Learning Institute
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      Join us for NAEYC's 2017 Professional Learning Institute in San Francisco, June 11-14! Early bird rates are available through April 7. Register today for the greatest savings! 
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      Making and Tinkering coverNew Publication!
      Making and Tinkering With STEM
      Integrate STEM-rich exploration and learning in your classroom with engineering design challenges inspired by children’s favorite books. Buy now!
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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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      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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    • Young Children March 2017Young Children
      March 2017 issue out now!
      Explore articles on social and emotional development for young learners, including: vocabulary in centers, learning through play, and preschool science.  
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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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