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June 26, 2019

NAEYC's Statement on #FamiliesBelongTogether

On June 7, we joined 540 national and state organizations, including many NAEYC affiliates, in writing a letter to the Department of Homeland Security clearly stating our opposition to the zero-tolerance practice of separating children from their parents
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Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) Position Statement

Developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) is a framework designed to promote young children’s optimal learning and development. Read the DAP position statement (in English, Spanish, or Mandarin), including supplements and summaries.
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Assessment Tools for Early Learning Programs

2018 Early Learning Assessment Tools

The changes will only take effect for site visits occurring on or after September 1, 2019, for programs whose site visit window opens July 1, 2019 or later.
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Assessment Revisions for Early Learning Programs

Early Learning Assessment Revisions

NAEYC Accreditation continuously collects feedback from programs and assessors to understand how well assessment items perform. Based on this analysis, we update guidance and/or select assessment items annually. 
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The Ryman Theater; Nashville, TN

Rockin' at the Ryman

The Nashville Area Association for the Education of Young Children (NAAEYC) presents the special Annual Conference event, Rockin' at the Ryman.
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June 13, 2019

Announcing the Draft of NAEYC's DAP Position Statement

Reflecting NAEYC’s commitment to periodically revising and updating its core position statements, we’ve worked hard to reflect the knowledge from research and practice that has emerged over the last decade since DAP was last revised.

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Authored by: Elisa Huss-Hage
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Pre-Conference Workshops

These full-day workshops take place on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, the day before Annual Conference begins. 
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Register Now!

The Annual Conference will be held November 20-23 at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN. 
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Schedule at a Glance

Plan your time at the conference and view the schedule at a glance for this year's event.
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Travel Information

Whether you're traveling across states or continents, there are a few ways you can get into Nashville.
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2019 Annual Conference

Join us in Nashville, TN November 20-23 for NAEYC's 2019 Annual Conference .
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Young Children
May 1, 2019

The Reading Chair: May 2019

New children’s books too good to miss and one forever favorite

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Authored by: Isabel Baker, Miriam Baker Schiffer
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