Permissions, Reprint, and Translation Requests
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NAEYC content is copyrighted and cannot be used, reprinted, or translated without prior permission from NAEYC. Not all uses require permission, but many do. NAEYC accepts permissions requests for limited use of our copyrighted material, including Young Children articles, Teaching Young Children articles, books, booklets, brochures, newsletters, blog posts, videos, position statements, and other material featured on the NAEYC website, etc. Please review the information below to determine if a permission request is needed and the type of permission request needed.
The chart below details which uses do not require permission
|Type of NAEYC Material||
DOES NOT Require Permission but a proper credit to NAEYC needs to be included*
Requesters can use brief quotes up to 150 words from any one article or up to a total of 500 words from at least four different pages of any one book for no charge.
TYC/YC articles/blog posts
It is permissible to make up to 25 copies of an article (including electronic copies distributed to 25 recipients) at no charge.
Affiliates and other non profits and educational organizations can print and distribute copies of NAEYC position statements free of charge.
If you are printing more than 200 copies, you don’t need to complete the Permissions Request Form, but please do complete the log here so we can learn more about how the field is using the position statements.
If you are requesting to use excerpts over 150 words from NAEYC’s position statements within a text or product that will be sold, you need to submit a permission request. If you are unable to pay an administrative fee or to wait the 6 week processing period, please know that you you can refer to the position statement on NAEYC’s website free of charge and include language such as:
“NAEYC’s Position Statement on (Title of Position Statement) provides significant guidance on (name topic). The full position statement plus additional guidance can be found at (website).”
*That credit should include the following:
For material republished from books: author, title, edition, NAEYC, Washington, D.C., copyright year.
For material republished from journal articles: author, title of article, title of journal, volume number, issue number, page range, Washington, D.C., copyright year.
The following uses of NAEYC material DO require a permissions request:
Academic uses: Requests for permission to use NAEYC content for coursepacks, study manuals, etc. should be directed to the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC). See below for direct links to NAEYC’s most requested titles.
Publishing uses: Requests for permission to use NAEYC content within another publication, on a website, or in a training can be directed to NAEYC by using our Permissions Request Form. Please note that an administrative fee may be charged and some permissions uses do require additional fees. Also note, please allow 6 weeks for the permission to be processed.
Instructions for Obtaining Permission
Step 1: Review if permission is needed. Not all uses require permission, but many do. For example, citing NAEYC content in a paper, does not require permission. However making more than 25 copies of an article (including electronic copies distributed to more than 25 recipients), republication, or academic photocopying (e.g., for a higher education course) do require permission. Please review detailed information below.
Note: If NAEYC is not the copyright owner of the material for which permission is being requested, NAEYC cannot grant permission. You must contact the copyright owner.
If you are a publisher, company, or organization interested in licensing translation rights for an NAEYC publication, please complete our Translation Inquiry Form. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com. Browse NAEYC's latest Rights Guide to see available language rights for our books and booklets, brochures, and posters. Click here to see a list of NAEYC titles that have been translated.
Copyright Clearance Center Quick Links
We offer these quick links to requesting permission for NAEYC’s popular and most requested content.
If you don't see the title you are looking for please enter the title in the search box on the copyright clearance center site:
Best Selling and Popular Books
Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves, 2nd Edition
Making and Tinkering with STEM
This Is Play
Where's the Math?
Families and Educators Together
Each and Every Child
The Intentional Teacher
So Much More than the ABC's
From Survive to Thrive
NAEYC's Exclusive DAP Series
Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs (3rd edition)
Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Focus on Infants and Toddlers
Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Focus on Preschoolers
Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Focus on Kindergartners
Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Focus on Children in First, Second, and Third Grades