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Young Children
September 1, 2019

NAEYC Governing Board and Leadership

NAEYC Governing Board, Young Children Consulting Editors, and Voices of Practitioners Editorial Advisory Board (September 2019)
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Young Children
September 1, 2019

NAEYC Member Spotlight: Tessie Ragan

Tessie Ragan comes from a long line of educators. Her mother was a military family child care provider, and her grandmother taught public elementary school in Queens, New York.
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Young Children
September 1, 2019

NAEYC Is Committed to Increasing Equity

Creating equitable learning opportunities for all young children is at the core of NAEYC’s mission.
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August 6, 2019

Gone Fishing

I think about being a parent and a teacher and observing children. Even experts can forget that there is a time to model and guide, and also a time to give space for the kind of learning that happens with uninterrupted play and exploration.

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Authored by: Julia Luckenbill
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Interest Forum Guidelines: Webinar and Feedback Process

NAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.
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NAEYC Explores Family Engagement in Families & Educators Together

NAEYC’s newest book, Families and Educators Together: Building Great Relationships that Support Young Children, illustrates ways educators can engage families in early childhood communities so that together, families + educators = thriving children.
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Young Children
July 1, 2019

NAEYC Governing Board and Leadership

NAEYC Governing Board, Young Children Consulting Editors, and Voices of Practitioners Editorial Advisory Board (July 2019)
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Young Children
July 1, 2019

From Our President. Change: We Can Make It Happen

I am always encouraging other people to advocate, and now I needed to follow my own advice—I was the one who had to take action.

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Authored by: Amy O'Leary
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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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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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April 17, 2019

Beyond “Thanks and Recognition”: Elevating Early Childhood Educators

Every year, NAEYC’s WOYC and NIEER’s State of Preschool Yearbook bring attention to early childhood education, celebrating what we do, and sharing research on how far we have to go. This year, both organizations included a focus on ECE professionals.

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Authored by: Lauren Hogan, Steven Barnett
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