Announcements

  • Register Now for NAEYC's Professional Learning Institute

    Join early childhood professionals from across the country in Long Beach, CA, June 2-5. New learning opportunities are planned and networking a given. Register now by clicking on https://www.naeyc.org/events/institute/2019. Hope to see you there!
  • Leading with Equity:  Early Childhood Educators Make it Personal

    Leading with Equity: 
    Early Childhood Educators Make it Personal

    The Summary of the June 2018 Leading and Working toward Equity Leadership Summit is out.

    Read the report HERE.

  • National Premiere of TRE MAISON DASAN on PBS 4/1/19

    Host or partner to show the viewing of Tre Maison Dasan a film about the impact of mass incarceration on families with a focus on 3 children to be aired Mon. 4/1/19.  Check pbs.org for times.
    For more information about sponsoring a free viewing of the movie in your community or with an incarcerated population contact INFO@TREMAISONDASAN.COM
  • New Focus Groups Scheduled in New York: Power to the Profession

    Power to the Profession Focus Groups are scheduled in New York. Check the General Discussion Board for locations, dates and times.
  • New Policy Statement for Review-Feedback Needed

    The revised final draft of "Advancing Equity in Early Childhood Education" is now available for comment and feedback. The DAP and Diversity & Equity Workgroup and Early Learning Systems Committee will consider all submitted feedback prior to the statement's final adoption by the NAEYC Governing Board. This round of feedback will close April 5, 2019.
  • Early Bird Registration for PLI is Now Open!

    This summer, join us June 2-5 at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center to meet all of your professional development needs.
     
    Connect with administrators, thought leaders, educators and other early childhood professionals to explore the latest trends and research in the profession. Start planning and register today! We can't wait to see you at #naeycINST!
  • 良好開端 Good Start Mandarin Language Track Seeking Proposal Peer Reviewers

    Submissions are in for this year's 良好開端 Good Start Mandarin Language Track at Annual Conference. Are you fluent in Chinese and interested in peer-reviewing proposals? Peer reviewers help NAEYC conference team select quality sessions with relevancy to current trends in ECE and in return receive compensated registration to the 2019 Annual Conference!

    Please contact global@naeyc.org with indication of your interest and language fluency by Wednesday, Feb. 20th to be considered. Once selected, NAEYC staff will go over timeline and proposal review procedures with the selected reviewers.

    Thank you in advance for your service to our members!

  • New Teacher Research Resource!

    Georgina Ardalan discusses her article Spreading Happiness: A Preschool Classroom in Washington, DC, Investigates Citizenship and Makes a Statement—“Be Happy!”, and a subsequent project with her classroom at J. O. Wilson Elementary School, a District of Columbia Public School. This is a recording of her one-hour chat with teachers and teacher educators.
  • PPP Interest Forum 2018 Annual Mtg. Minutes

    Play, Policy, and Practice Interest Forum

    November 16, 2018 (6:00-8 pm) / Chinatown rm. Marriot Marquis

    Business Meeting Minutes

    Please download the minutes, by clicking on the link below which also takes you to the PPP Connections website with GREAT info and bi-annual publications!

    We hope to see you next year!

    And continue to log on to this website for all the news and updates..
  • APPLYING TO NAEYC ANNUAL 2019 FOR AN INTEREST FORUM SPONSORED PRESENTATION

    Hello NAEYC Early Math Interest Forum (EMIF) members!


    This is a call for proposals to represent the Early Math Interest Forum as a presenter at the 2019 NAEYC national conference (November 20-23 in Nashville, TN).


    Each year, the EMIF Annual Conference Proposal Chairs (Kristen Reed and Ashley Lewis Presser for 2019) can select two proposals submitted by EMIF members to represent the interest forum at the NAEYC Annual meeting. This submission and selection process is separate from the blind review done through the regular proposal submission process. All EMIF members are invited to submit a proposal to represent the EMIF at the annual conference and we hope many of you will also submit proposals directly to NAEYC. We want to see a good showing of math at the conference!


    The EMIF invites you to share your research, content expertise, and experience at the 2019 NAEYC Annual Conference. EMIF seeks proposals that address timely topics and current challenges in the teaching and learning of mathematics faced by early childhood professionals. Proposals should be grounded in best practices, informed by research, support EMIF’s mission to promote access and equity to early math learning opportunities, and meet the professional development needs of the conference’s core audiences. The EMIF will consider a range of proposal types including panel discussions, research presentations, poster presentations, and roundtable discussions.


    We encourage IF members to work together to jointly propose sessions with multiple presenters and include practitioners. We are particularly interested in sessions that address ways to promote access and equity to early math learning opportunities.


    All proposals to represent the EMIF must be sent to kreed@edc.org by Wednesday, January 23 at COB, so they can be reviewed and two selected to submit. (As an all volunteer interest forum, the co-chairs have full time jobs and their own proposals to write so this deadline is not flexible.) You will be notified if your proposal is (or is not) selected by Tuesday, January 29 at 5pm Eastern in order to have time to submit to the regular NAEYC portal due Friday, February 1.



    To submit a session proposal to the EMIF, respond to the following questions (the same ones required for all NAEYC Annual proposals).


    This information that must be included:
    Session Topic
    Session Purpose
    Session length- 1.5 hours (scheduled on Thursday-Saturday), or 3 hours (scheduled on Wednesday).
    Targeted Audience: (how many years in ECE?)
    Appropriate Age Level
    Title
    Summary of Content, 3000 total characters including spaces and punctuation.
    Learning Outcomes of Presentation: List and describe the learning outcomes for the session (maximum of 3), 4000 total characters including spaces and punctuation.

    Opportunities for Linkage and Application, 4000 total characters including spaces and punctuation.


    For each of the presenters, list:
    Name
    Address
    Email
    Phone

    NAEYC member Y/N and membership #
    Did you participate in NAEYC’s 2018 Annual Conference?

    How many years have you worked in early childhood education?

    What is the appropriate size room for your presentation?

    Bio that emphasizes the presenters’ qualifications for presenting on the proposed topic. Limited to 8000 total characters, including spaces and punctuation.



    Room setup. Note: Audiovisual equipment: NAEYC will provide a standard audiovisual equipment setup which includes a screen, an LCD projector, and stand. One table microphone and one podium mic will also be provided per session. Please note any additional equipment you may require, it will be at an additional cost that you will be responsible for.


    *****

    Remember, you can also submit your proposals directly to NAEYC by February 1 at: https://www.naeyc.org/events/annual/2019/present


    Please note:

    *If your proposal is selected to represent the EMIF, it will be reviewed by NAEYC staff and other interest forum facilitators and you may be required to provide additional information.

    *Proposals accepted by the EMIF will have an EMIF facilitator who will provide advice and support as well as review the slides and content during the session development.
    *This is the first year the EMIF will be sponsoring sessions at the Annual Conference, so please be patient as we learn the ropes:).


    Please contact us with questions and we looking forward to reading your proposals!
    Kristen Reed and Ashley Lewis Presser

    Co-Chairs for the EMIF Annual Conference Proposal

    kreed@edc.org

    alewis@edc.org

  • Save the Date!

    Please join us for our second "Chat with the Author" on Wednesday, 1/23 12:30pm to 1:30pm EST. 

    Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
    https://global.gotomeeting. com/join/188226349 


    You can also dial in using your phone. 
    United States: +1 (872) 240-3311 


    Access Code: 188-226-349 

    We are featuring Head Start teacher Georgina Ardalan, author of "Spreading Happiness: A Preschool Classroom in Washington, DC Investigates Citizenship and Makes a Statement--Be Happy!" (follow provided link)
  • Present at an NAEYC Event!

    Don’t miss your chance to present at one of our premier events! You may now submit proposals for the 2019 Professional Learning Institute and the 2019 Annual Conference.

    For information on presenting at the 2019 Professional Learning Institute, June 2–5 in Long Beach, CA visit https://www.naeyc.org/events/institute/present. The deadline for submissions is 1/8/19.

    For information on presenting at the 2019 Annual Conference, November 20–23, 2019 in Nashville, TN visit https://www.naeyc.org/events/annual/2019/present. The deadline for submissions is 2/1/19.
  • Voices of Practitioners Fall 2018 Compilation Issue Available Online!

    Don't miss the latest compilation of Voices of Practitioners articles by and for teacher researchers!
  • Dec 7, 2018, 9:30am-12:00pm, NAEYC Power To The Profession Focus Group will be held in San Francisco

    The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Asian Interest Forum is partnering with First 5 San Francisco to host a Power to the Profession (P2P) information and discussion group on December 7, from 9:30AM – 12 PM in room 1125 at 1390 Market Street. It’s NAEYC's goal to ensure that the conversations we have and decisions we make are informed by, and reflective of perspectives that capture the full range of the incredible diversity of the early childhood workforce. NAEYC is especially committed to engaging with people of color who are unrepresented in P2P conversations. For example, less than 2 percent of the feedback we’ve received to date have been from educators who opt-in and self-identify as Asian/Asian American. We can do better, and we need your help. This is your profession, and your voice is critical in helping all of us to figure out who we are, what we want to be, and how we are going to get there. We look forward to seeing you there!
  • Want to advance Early Childhood Science?

    We are always looking for more hands on deck to help the Early Childhood Science Interest Forum thrive and stay active and vibrant. This year we created a sign-up sheet for anyone who wants to pitch in and help us stretch toward our 2018-2019 goals....presenting, writing, connecting with NSTA, and embracing equity. Take a look and see if any of the tasks on the list appeal to you. If not, please feel free to suggest a new one! The sign-up sheet is in the list of resources. Take a peek!
  • Advice Needed / Waiting List Details

    Hi, I need some advice.  We are thinking about changing the way that we utilize our lab school's waiting list.  We would like to add some language that lets families in our area know that we are also going to take into account making sure that we have diversity within our classrooms.  Does anyone have any information that they could share?  ​
  • Greetings!

    Hello!  I hope everyone is doing well!  My name is Dr. Travis Davis and like many of you - I am just getting back from the NAEYC annual conference and am excited to be helping facilitate the Laboratory School Interest Forum.  

    I am a Child Development Professor and the Director of the Children's Center (our laboratory school) at Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, Texas.  

    I'm looking forward to connecting with people associated or interested in laboratory schools.  I had an interesting experience at the NAEYC conference - I was visiting with  a lady in the Starbucks line at the Marriot (a very popular place to be!) and my new colleague asked me what I did.  When I shared that I was a lab school director she very honestly said to me, "Oh, are those still around? I thought they were all gone."  

    Great news - we are still around.  Let's use this forum to connect, share resources, and inspire the important work that we do!

    All my best,

    Travis Davis
  • Please help us build membership to this interest forum

    Please reach out to your LGBTQ and straight ally colleagues and ask them to join our interest forum. We would love for our HELLO discussion to be more robust. We also want to be a resource to support each other in whatever capacity we can. 
    Best,
    Brian and Robin
  • Technology and Young Children Interest Forum Meeting at Annual Conference

    Join the Technology and Young Children Interest Forum to discuss issues related to the developmentally appropriate use of technology with young children. This year’s meeting will focus on ongoing ways to engage with forum members and resources that are of interest to the early childhood education community. New members are always welcome! Contact Diane Bales at dbales@uga.edu for more information. Thursday, Nov. 15, 6:00 - 7:30 pm in Marriott Marquis Judiciary Square.
  • Teacher Research Interest Forum Meeting at NAEYC

    Join us at the conference!

    Thursday, 11/15/18, 6:00-7:00 pm
    Mount Vernon Square Marriott Marquis
    (Room 40)
    Snacks will be served!

    Connect with other early childhood educators who
    are interested in teacher research.
  • Peace Education Sessions and Meeting at 2018 NAEYC Conference

    Our seminar this year, on Friday, November 16, in the Marriott Hotel’s Marquis Salons 3 and 4, from 3-4:30 p.m., will be a collaborative effort by two organizations that are part of the Peace Educator’s Interest Forum – P.E.A.C.E. and EPCC (Educators for Peaceful Classrooms and Communities).  The title is Building inclusion, respect, cooperation and compassion into your program: Is Civility more than good manners?

     The 2018 Annual Meetings of P.E.A.C.E. and NAEYC’s Peace Educators Interest Forum will follow the seminar, in the same room, with refreshments.

    P.E.A.C.E. will participate actively in NAEYC’S annual Celebration of Equity and Diversity, on Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Marriott’s Independence Ballroom B/C, from 8-10 p.m.  During that Reception, which will include free desserts and Latina music, we will be announcing our 2018 Annual Peace Awards.

    A group of P.E.A.C.E. members from Maryland, organized by Dr. Donna Satterlee, will present Elements of a Peaceful Classroom, comparing various approaches to helping peace grow, on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 8:15-11:15, in Room 146C.

    Several California members of P.E.A.C.E., led by Ana Page, will report on Lessons learned from a peace camp:  Mentoring young Asian American volunteers and increasing ECE educators’ cultural competency, at 8-9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, in Room 144C.

     P.E.A.C.E. member Dr. Diane Levin will present Essentials of play today?  Special challenges, special opportunities:  Facilitating diverse children’s optimal development and learning through play in the midst of the complexities of today’s world, at 3-4:30 on Thursday, November 15, from 3-4:30 p.m. in Room 154AB.

     P.E.A.C.E member Fran Roznowski and friends will present Preparing Early Childhood Classrooms for Children with Parents in prison:  Supporting Families, Children and Ourselves, on Friday, November 16, from 1-2:30, Rm. 209C
  • Two NAEYC Conference Registration or Travel Awards from the Children of Incarcerated Parents IF


    HELLO Everyone!

    This year The National Association for Young Children is extending tremendous support to Interest Forums. The Children of Incarcerated Parents Interest Forum (CHIPS) has two awards of $600 for travel expenses or conference registration fees specifically for CHIPS members who will be first time conference goers. 

    If you are interested in applying for the awards please answer the following questions:

    Why are you a member of the Children of Incarcerated Parents Interest Forum?

    What are your experiences or role with children with parents or family members in prison?

    How do you plan on using the information gained at the NAEYC Conference in your community?

    Send your responses to Quniana Futrell – qfutrell@tcc.edu  and Fran Roznowski – froznowski@cpsd.us by 11/5/2018.

    Awardees will be notified by email on 11/10/2018.  In addition, we will announce the winners during our annual interest forum meeting. 

    Reminding you again that the Children of Incarcerated Parents Interest Forum meeting will take place, Friday, 11/16/18 from 7:30 - 8:30 at the Marriott Marquis - Judiciary Sq.  Awardees will be presented a certificate and token of our appreciation for their daily fight for these children and their families.   

    We hope all of you will join us at the Children of Incarcerated Parents Interest Forum's session at the NAEYC Annual Conference Preparing Early Childhood Classrooms for Children with Parents in Prison: Supporting Families, Children, and Ourselves on Fri., 11/16/2018 at 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM at the Washington Convention Center, Room 209C.

    Thank you,
    Quniana Futrell, ED.S.
    Fran Roznowski, Ph.D.


  • NAEYC Session - Preparing EC Classrooms for Children with Parents in Prison: Supporting Families...

    The Children of Incarcerated Parents (CHIPS) Interest Forum is sponsoring, Preparing Early Childhood Classrooms for Children with Parents in Prison: Supporting Families, Children and Ourselves, a session at the NAEYC Conference.  Presenters include Quniana Futrell and Fran Roznowski, CHIPS Interest Forum members along with Dedric Davis who works with fathers in prison in Arkansas.
    Join us on Friday, 11/16/18 from 1 - 2:30 at the Washington Convention Center Room 209C. The handouts will be posted on the NAEYC website after the conference.  For more information contact Fran Roznowski, froznowski@cpsd.us or 617-884-5132.
  • Join us for the annual meeting of the Children of Incarcerated Parents Interest Forum

    The Children of Incarcerated Parents Interest Forum annual meeting will be held on  Friday, 11/16/18 from 7:30 - 8:30, Judiciary Square, Marriott Marquis . We'll have the opportunity to share how your local early childhood community and others in your area along with programs throughout the nation responded to and supported children who were separated from their parents at the U.S.- Mexico border when their parents were arrested.
    As always we will have children's books and other resources on display related to children with family members in prison for classroom use.
    For more information contact Fran Roznowski at froznowski@cpsd.us
  • Asian Interest Forum at the 2018 Annual Conference

    NAEYC Asian Interest Forum cordially invites you to come and join us at this years membership business meeting on Friday, 11/16/2018 from 3:30PM to 5:30PM @ Marriott Marquis, Room,Capitol.
    This year's AIF leadership awardee is Ms. Lisa Lee, who has been an educator, advocate and leader in the field for over forty years. We also have two great featured sessions lined up! To register for the conference, please visit https://www.naeyc.org/events/annual/2018. We look forward to seeing you all there!!
  • Lynn Hartle, Diane Bales, Kelly Dalsemer  NAEYC TECH YC Interest Forum liaisons…

    ….. are inviting you to our THIRD quarterly Zoom meeting

    (quarterly meeting decided upon by members at the Nov. 2017 Annual meeting).

    Topic: NaeycTEChYC Quart.*

           (Anyone with an interest can join us; don’t have to be a Tech YC interest forum member)

    Time: THURS Nov 8, 2018 4:00 PM Eastern Time

    (note this 3pm Central Time, etc. as you move across the US)

    Please email Lynn Hartle  lch1@psu.edu   for the PASSWORD  to enter. 

    Email any time prior the scheduled Zoom meeting:

           In subject line:  TechYC Interest Forum, in body:  Name, email, any school/university affiliation

           Lynn will reply to your email you within a few hours with the password.

    You can enter a few minutes ahead to set up.

    Please keep your microphone MUTED until you are ready to speak.  Background noises are easily picked up and distracting.

    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://psu.zoom.us/j/104439345

     (NOTE, if you don’t already have it, you may need to download the free ZOOM software or APP ahead of time)

    Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +16699006833,104439345#  or +16468769923,104439345#

    Or Telephone; Dial:

        +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll)

        +1 646 876 9923 (US Toll)

        Meeting ID: 104 439 345

    *Agenda

    Naeyc TechYC Quarter Mtg. Topic: 

    Evaluating Technology and Digital Media Use for Early Childhood   w/ Jenna Herdzina

    ·      5 mins:  setup, orientation, TEch & YC IF member share name/work place/what do

    ·      45 mins presentation by Jenna Herdzina, MS, is the Program Manager of the TEC Center at Erikson Institute

          Slides TBA

    ·      10 mins Q&A with Jenna

    Cloud Recording:  Available within 24hours after the presentation; link posted in HELLO

    DESCRIPTION

    Evaluate technology and digital media use for PK‐3 classrooms using current research and policies. Join Erikson Institute’s Technology in Early Childhood Center to investigate which technology tools and practices are developmentally appropriate and how to make technology and digital media use high quality. Take home a deeper understanding of how to improve technology integration practices in your early childhood program.

    Participants will be guided through evaluating apps and tangible technology tools commonly used in early childhood classrooms. The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Fred Rogers Center’s joint position statement on technology use in early childhood (2012), as well as the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement and technical report on children’s media use (2016) will both be highlighted and will support the participants understanding of technology and digital media use with young children.

    Look for next quarterly meeting posted & stay in touch with us on:

    Tech YC Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ECETECH/ )

                NAEYC HELLO (http://hello.naeyc.org/home )

    Coming to the NAEYC Annual Mtg? Join us for the: 

          Technology and Young Children Interest Forum Annual meeting

           THURS. 11/15/18  6-7:30pm    Judiciary Square    Marriott Marquis

     We hope to “see” you there…Questions?  Contact Lynn Hartle, lch1@psu.edu
  • NAEYC Book Club

    Happy Friday! NAEYC is preparing for its next book club starting in October. The book that has been selected is Ethics and the Early Childhood Educator. This is a great opportunity to engage with other early childhood professionals while discussing a very important topic. Information for joining are below. 

    How It Works
    -If you don’t already own it, purchase the book (if you’re a member, use your 20% discount!).
    -Have you already read the book? Share how you’ve implemented it in the classroom with the Book Club!
    -Dive into the book.
    -Participate in the discussion.
    -Log into HELLO (if you’re not a member, join now!) during the first week of October to analyze and talk through the first question.
    -Join the thread called "October Book Club: Ethics and the Early Childhood Educator."
    -Share your thoughts and discuss.
    -Discussions Begin the Week of October 1

    Each week, the authors will post a question about the book. Share your ideas and thoughts with your peers to deepen your understanding of the concepts in the book and learn how to apply them in your work with children or teachers.
  • PPP 2018 Awards

    Hello Play Policy, and Practice Interest Forum Members,

    Here is a wonderful opportunity to recognize three individuals in the early childhood field who are deeply engaged in and committed to research, policy and/or practice issues focused primarily on children’s play.

    We are seeking nominations for the Patricia Monighan Nourot Award, the Edgar Klugman Award, and the Emerging Scholar Award. These awards will be presented on November 16th at the Play Policy and Practice Interest Forum Business Meeting during the NAEYC Annual Conference in Washington DC.

     ----------------------
    The Patricia Monighan Nourot Award

    In 1985 Patricia Monighan Nourot was one of the founding members of the Play Policy and Practice Caucus. She was one of a group of play scholars who conceived the idea and she invented the title for what would in time become the Play Policy and Practice Interest Forum. This is just one example of the kind of creative and innovative thinking she embodied. 

    In her honor The Patricia Monighan Nourot Award is bestowed upon a person who has made creative contributions in their area of expertise. These areas include: Theory and/or research, practice, and policy.

    Recent past honorees include:

    Kelly Donnelly

    Michael Patte

    Marica Nell

    Olga Jarrett

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    The Edgar Klugman Award

    Edgar “Ed” Klugman is a professor emeritus of Wheelock College in Early Childhood Education and Care. He was also one of the founding members of the Play Policy and Practice Interest Forums. At 92 years of age his bright spark of humor and quick wit is evident as he continues to be a mentor, a visionary, and an inspiration to the field.

    In his honor the Edgar Klugman Award is bestowed upon a person in recognition of their leadership and research in the field of early childhood and play and human development.

    Recent past honorees include:

    Debra Lawrence

    Lynn Hartle

    Dorothy Sluss

    James Johnson

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    The Emerging Scholar Award

    This award is given to an outstanding graduate student in recognition of their scholarship, professional service, and leadership who is dedicated to promoting play in the lives of children, teachers, and parents.

    Recent past honorees include:

    Pool Ip Dong

    Lindsey Robey

    Mary Mahoney-Ferster

    Not sure who to nominate? Honorees are chosen based on the following criteria:

    ·        Creative contributions in their area of expertise theory, practice, policy.

    ·        Contributions in influencing how constructive play is perceived.

    ·        Uncovering new forms and ways that play reaches out and adapts to new contexts.

    ·        Building bridges to other disciplines and creating new insights.

    ·        Understanding new populations and reaching out to affect their growth and development.

    ·        Collaborative demonstrations that effect change.

    ·        Unique ways of influencing a sector in society.

    ·        Working closely with other organizations who focus on play and developing unique ways of influencing the contexts in which they provide service to communities.

    ·        Demonstrate policy influence to overcome barriers through the policy process.

    ·        Create legislation at the local, state, and or the national level that influenced the play environment.

    ·        Wrote a position paper that received wide recognition and dissemination

    ·        Searched out ways of translating research findings into lay language

    Got someone in mind? Send a letter of recommendation to RobinPloof rploof@champlain.edu

    The deadline of October 21st is approaching fast!

    Dr. Robin Ploof
    Program Director M.Ed. in Early Childhood
    Division of Education and Human Studies
    Champlain College
    163 South Willard Street
    Burlington, VT 05401
    Office: 207 Wick
    phone: 802-865-6414
    email: rploof@champlain.edu

  • Upcoming Webinars Hosted by the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations

    Check out the upcoming webinars hosted by the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations. Register before spots fill up!  

    September 11th--All Hands on Deck: Partnering with Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultants to Implement the Pyramid Model

    September 25th--Let's Talk! Having Conversations about Race, Bias, and Equity
  • Welcome to a New Year

    Hello!  I am so excited to serve as the NAEYC Student Interest Forum Facilitator.  It hasn’t been that long since I’ve been a student myself, so I understand how overwhelming it can be to stay on top of all the exciting things going on in the field of early childhood while juggling school, work, family and life responsibilities. I hope this forum will be a place where you feel comfortable engaging with other students. You’ll be able to ask questions, share your knowledge and expertise, and network with other early childhood students while keeping up with the latest research as well as practical strategies for supporting young children. I look forward to supporting you in any way I can.

    Kimberly Hile (kimberly.hile@uah.edu)
  • How to Join the Rural Interest Forum

    For anyone interested in joining the Rural Interest Forum, please follow the instructions below:
    Dear Community Members -

    Please see the following instructions for joining interest forums. You always go to the Support page for this, and other Hello related questions.

    1. Navigate to https://members.naeyc.org/eweb

    Log in using your NAEYC Member ID and Password


    2. Once logged in, find the 'Account Links' sections and click on 'Interests'


    3. On the Interests page, simply click or unclick the checkboxes next to the interest forum you wish to join.


    Please note: It takes around 30 minutes for changes to apply in Hello.

    We hope this will clarify the membership process!
  • Hello!!!

    Hello everyone! I am so excited to be putting out this message along with the other Admins! We are in the process of pumping life back into the forum! So please hold on as we learn our way around the Hello Forum and we will start bringing you resources and discussions that will hopefully help and encourage you in your career. 

    Look out for introductions from the Admins soon and in the mean time if you have any questions please feel free to email one of us!
  • Article of Interest in Young Children

    Read in the July issue of Young Children an article written by focus group administrator, Cathy Grace. The article, Answering the Call:What I've Learned from 40 Years of Advocating for Young Children is written through the lens of rural community advocacy.
  • Q&A Recording; Naeyc TechYC Interest Forum Quarterly meet up Recording

    Naeyc TechYC Quarter Mtg. Topic:  Media Literacy w/ Faith Rogow

     

           It would be helpful if folks would read ahead of time Faith’s chapter in Chip Donohue’s Technology and Digital Literacy in the Early Years : http://teccenter.erikson.edu/in-practice/10medialitwk/  

     

    Please view the Recording at (copy and paste this to your browser): https://psu.zoom.us/recording/share/b4Qx84gYDhFCLWBhvsgZR1LlpZwGUWa9rxMdUpzgnvSwIumekTziMw  

     

    Recording of the Q & A period about the recording:  June 8th

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTLqRH3Fu_k 

     

    What Media Literacy Is and Isn’t + Practical ECE Integration Strategies*

           We’ll look at how media literacy practice emerges out of the blending of traditional literacy and critical thinking (which is why it isn’t focused on debates over screen time). I’ll share some media literacy integration strategies that involve tweaks to common activities – you may be surprised at all the media literacy you already do! And, of course, we’ll leave time for a lively Q&A.

     

    44 mins presentation/ 58 min Q&A  

     Faith Rogow, Ph.D.

    BIO: The Media Literacy Education Maven at InsightersEducation.com.

    She was the founding president of NAMLE and a founding editorial board member of the Journal of Media Literacy Education. She's the co-author of The Teacher's Guide to Media Literacy: Critical Thinking in a Multimedia World (Corwin 2012) and Media Literacy in Every Classroom (an ASCD Quick Reference Guide 2017). She is also an award winning curriculum developer, a pioneer in adapting media literacy education to early childhood, and the author of chapters on media literacy in Chip Donohue's NAEYC Routledge anthologies, Technology and Digital Literacy in the Early Years and Family Engagement in the Digital Age.

     

    Look for next quarterly meeting in Sept./Oct. posted & stay in touch with us on:

    Tech YC Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ECETECH/ )

    TechYC website (http://techandyoungchildren.org). 

    NAEYC HELLO (http://hello.naeyc.org/home )

     

    *Additional thought-provoking resources are available at:

    http://medialiteracyeducationmaven.edublogs.org/2016/10/28/responding-to-resistance-why-we-should-mandate-media-literacy-in-early-childhood-education/

    and at

    https://teccenter.erikson.edu/publications/medialitecreport/  

     

    Enjoy and stay tuned on Naeyc HELLO for the date for the Q &A …Questions?  Contact Lynn Hartle, lch1@psu.edu 

  • Welcome to the Voices of Practitioners: Teacher Research Forum!

    Welcome to the Voices of Practitioners: Teacher Research Interest Forum!

    We are excited to have you!

    Our interest forum helps support early childhood educators who are interested in collaborating with others as they learn about and do teacher research in their own work with children. We are also a space to support teacher educators as they guide preservice teachers in their learning about teacher research.
  • Live Q&A June 8th  4pm;  Naeyc TechYC Interest Forum Quarterly meet up Recording

    Live Q&A June 8th  4pm;  Naeyc TechYC Interest Forum Quarterly meet up Recording

    On May 17th we attempted a Zoom Webinar that was hacked so that webinar was stopped.

    But ECE people are resilient, creative and resourceful.

    Our guest speaker, Faith Rogow, graciously agreed to record her presentation so we could post this for our Tech & YC interest forum members and friends. 

    Naeyc TechYC Quarter Mtg. Topic:  Media Literacy w/ Faith Rogow
           It would be helpful if folks would read ahead of time my chapter in Chip Donohue’s Technology and Digital Literacy in the Early Years which is available here:http://teccenter.erikson.edu/in-practice/10medialitwk/  

    Please view the Recording at (copy and paste this to your browser): https://psu.zoom.us/recording/share/b4Qx84gYDhFCLWBhvsgZR1LlpZwGUWa9rxMdUpzgnvSwIumekTziMw  

    Join a Live Q & A period about the recording:  June 8th  4 – 5pm

    PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://psu.zoom.us/j/434568197?pwd=bkVrMEwrWVBiUm1TRm5xbzUwdHA1dz09

        Password: TechYC        Meeting ID: 434 568 197

    Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +16699006833,434568197#  or +16468769923,434568197#

    Or Telephone: +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll)     +1 646 876 9923 (US Toll)

    What Media Literacy Is and Isn’t + Practical ECE Integration Strategies

           We’ll look at how media literacy practice emerges out of the blending of traditional literacy and critical thinking (which is why it isn’t focused on debates over screen time). I’ll share some media literacy integration strategies that involve tweaks to common activities – you may be surprised at all the media literacy you already do! And, of course, we’ll leave time for a lively Q&A.

           It would be helpful if folks would read ahead of time my chapter in Chip Donohue’s Technology and Digital Literacy in the Early Years which is available here:http://teccenter.erikson.edu/in-practice/10medialitwk/  

           Additional thought-provoking resources are available at:

    http://medialiteracyeducationmaven.edublogs.org/2016/10/28/responding-to-resistance-why-we-should-mandate-media-literacy-in-early-childhood-education/

    and at

    https://teccenter.erikson.edu/publications/medialitecreport/  

    44 mins presentation by Faith Rogow, Ph.D.

    BIO: The Media Literacy Education Maven at InsightersEducation.com.

    She was the founding president of NAMLE and a founding editorial board member of the Journal of Media Literacy Education. She's the co-author of The Teacher's Guide to Media Literacy: Critical Thinking in a Multimedia World (Corwin 2012) and Media Literacy in Every Classroom (an ASCD Quick Reference Guide 2017). She is also an award winning curriculum developer, a pioneer in adapting media literacy education to early childhood, and the author of chapters on media literacy in Chip Donohue's NAEYC Routledge anthologies, Technology and Digital Literacy in the Early Years and Family Engagement in the Digital Age.

    Look for next quarterly meeting posted & stay in touch with us on:

    Tech YC Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ECETECH/ )

    TechYC website (http://techandyoungchildren.org). 

    NAEYC HELLO (http://hello.naeyc.org/home )

    Enjoy and stay tuned on Naeyc HELLO for the date for the Q &A …Questions?  Contact Lynn Hartle, lch1@psu.edu 

  • Naeyc TechYC Interest Forum Quarterly meet up Recording; Q&A to follow

    Naeyc TechYC Interest Forum Quarterly meet up Recording; Q&A to follow

    On May 17th we attempted a Zoom Webinar that was hacked so that webinar was stopped.

    But ECE people are resilient, creative and resourceful.

     

    Our guest speaker, Faith Rogow, graciously agreed to record her presentation so we could post this for our Tech & YC interest forum members and friends. 

     

    Naeyc TechYC Quarter Mtg. Topic:  Media Literacy w/ Faith Rogow

     

    What Media Literacy Is and Isn’t + Practical ECE Integration Strategies

           We’ll look at how media literacy practice emerges out of the blending of traditional literacy and critical thinking (which is why it isn’t focused on debates over screen time). I’ll share some media literacy integration strategies that involve tweaks to common activities – you may be surprised at all the media literacy you already do! And, of course, we’ll leave time for a lively Q&A.

           It would be helpful if folks would read ahead of time my chapter in Chip Donohue’s Technology and Digital Literacy in the Early Years which is available here:http://teccenter.erikson.edu/in-practice/10medialitwk/  

           Additional thought-provoking resources are available at:

    http://medialiteracyeducationmaven.edublogs.org/2016/10/28/responding-to-resistance-why-we-should-mandate-media-literacy-in-early-childhood-education/

    and at

    https://teccenter.erikson.edu/publications/medialitecreport/  

    44 mins presentation by Faith Rogow, Ph.D.

    BIO: The Media Literacy Education Maven at InsightersEducation.com.

    She was the founding president of NAMLE and a founding editorial board member of the Journal of Media Literacy Education. She's the co-author of The Teacher's Guide to Media Literacy: Critical Thinking in a Multimedia World (Corwin 2012) and Media Literacy in Every Classroom (an ASCD Quick Reference Guide 2017). She is also an award winning curriculum developer, a pioneer in adapting media literacy education to early childhood, and the author of chapters on media literacy in Chip Donohue's NAEYC Routledge anthologies, Technology and Digital Literacy in the Early Years and Family Engagement in the Digital Age.

     Please view the Recording at (copy and paste this to your browser): https://psu.zoom.us/recording/share/b4Qx84gYDhFCLWBhvsgZR1LlpZwGUWa9rxMdUpzgnvSwIumekTziMw

     A Q & A period about the recording will be scheduled during the first weeks of June.

    Look for next quarterly meeting posted & stay in touch with us on:

    Tech YC Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ECETECH/ )

    TechYC website (http://techandyoungchildren.org). 

    NAEYC HELLO (http://hello.naeyc.org/home )

     Enjoy and stay tuned on Naeyc HELLO for the date for the Q &A …Questions?  Contact Lynn Hartle, lch1@psu.edu 

  • Apology for Today's Hacking Incident

    My apologies to all who tried to attend today's Tech and Young Children meet-up with Faith. We were hacked by people posting and saying incredibly offensive things, and had to end the meet-up early. We also will not be able to share the recording because of this hacking. We will find another way for those who are interested to interact around this topic, hopefully with less interference.

    On behalf of the interest forum, I'm so sorry this happened!

    Diane Bales
  • NEW Zoom Link for Faith Rogow Media LIteracy Webinar

    LYNN CAROL HARTLE is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.   NOTE NEW Zoom link..

     

    Topic: MediaLiteracyTechYC

    Time: May 17, 2018 4:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

     

    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://psu.zoom.us/j/376516211

     

    Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +16699006833,376516211#  or +16468769923,376516211#

     

    Or Telephone:

        Dial:

        +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll)

        +1 646 876 9923 (US Toll)

        Meeting ID: 376 516 211

        International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/c8XpCl8AS

     

    Or an H.323/SIP room system:

        H.323:

            162.255.37.11 (US West)

            162.255.36.11 (US East)

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            202.177.207.158 (Australia)

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            69.174.57.160 (Canada)

        Meeting ID: 376 516 211

        SIP: 376516211@zoomcrc.com

  • What Media Literacy Is and Isn’t + Practical ECE Integration Strategies

    YOU are invited to our second quarterly Zoom meeting on Thursday, May 17, 4 - 5 pm Eastern.

    This Quarter's Topic:  What Media Literacy Is and Isn’t + Practical ECE Integration Strategies

    w/ Faith Rogow

    The agenda includes Orientation and introductions;  Presentation by Faith Rogow, PhD, the co-author of The Teacher's Guide to Media Literacy: Critical Thinking in a Multimedia World (Corwin 2012) and Media Literacy in Every Classroom (an ASCD Quick Reference Guide 2017); Q&A with Faith; and others in the Interest forum can share their ideas/suggestions for Media Literacy.

    Login using the link below and the password: techyc. If you don’t already have it, you will need to download the free ZOOM software or APP ahead of time. Or Telephone Dial: +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll); Meeting ID: 191632888#

  • Book Club Is Coming!

    Book Club is coming. We'll be reading and discussing Leading Anti-Bias Early Childhood Programs by Louise Derman-Sparks, Debbie LeeKeenan and John Nimmo. We'll meet for 6 weeks, starting the week of May 14. We'd love to have YOU join us. Maybe you'd even like to facilitate the discussion for one of the chapters. You don't need to be a NAEYC member to participate.

    Please fill out the form in the link below so we can choose a date and time. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScWyIhTqtkiN07iYKWhXmhYQ0bVxiLN-q6NloBY787fd4XBjw/viewform?usp=sf_link