Technology and Young Children


  • 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 for more information. Thursday, Nov. 15, 6:00 - 7:30 pm in Marriott Marquis Judiciary Square.
  • 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   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:

     (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


    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


    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 ( )

                NAEYC HELLO ( )

    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,


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