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October 3, 2019

Advancing Equity: The Story of a Position Statement

In 2017, after a review of NAEYC’s current position statements, the Governing Board charged the Early Learning Systems Committee with revising both the DAP and Teacher Preparation position statements. This pointed to the need for Advancing Equity.

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Authored by: Elisa Huss-Hage
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September 17, 2019

Announcing Advancing Equity in Early Childhood Education

This statement breaks new ground for the field and for NAEYC, affirming that all children have the right to equitable learning opportunities and that all early childhood educators have a professional obligation to advance equity.

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Authored by: Amy O'Leary, Rhian Evans Allvin
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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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Acerca del aprendizaje de la lectura y la escritura

Adaptado de Learning to Read and Write: Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Young Children, una declaración de posición en conjunto de la Asociación Nacional de Educación Infantil y la International Reading Association
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Position Statements

Learn about NAEYC’s informed positions on significant issues affecting young children’s education and development.
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Technology and Interactive Media: Position Statement

Created by NAEYC and the Fred Rogers Center, this positon statment was created to guide educators in applying the principles of development and learning when considering the use of cutting-edge technologies and new media.
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