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    RE: Advancing Equity

    Thank you Sally for sharing NAEYC's new position statement, Advancing Equity in Early Childhood Education.  I wanted to share the text of the position statement and I also wanted to share the link where ... More

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  • This is what happens here in Michigan: Our health departments are required to offer hearing and vision screening once between age 3-5, in Kindergarten, hearing in 2nd and 4th, and vision in 1st, 3rd, 5th ... More

  • We do vision/hearing screening on all of our children with signed permission from parents.  We are a preschool. All takes place in a room with glass walls (i.e. it's fully visible). Children go in groups ... More

  • Hi Lourdes, Sounds a bit odd, though whenever I took my class for eye exams I did not go in with them either; however, there were quite a few "examiners" so children were not alone with one adult.   Also, ... More

  • Hi Kimberly, There are a lot of good suggestions here but I haven't heard anyone mention an intentional exploration about what's going on for the individual child. Last year, one of my classrooms had a ... More

  • Today in my elementary school. Children had an eye exam with a doctor in the nurse office without any school personal. Children were in group of 3 peers and their parents didn´t have any information about ... More

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Featured Interest Forum

Early Math Interest Forum

For anyone interested in joining the Early Math Interest Forum, we’d love to include you! We just launched this year with the goal of building a community to highlight the importance of early math in the lives of young children and their families. Pro tip: Tag your posts with math-related keywords! Learn how here

Key Resources from the Early Math Interest Forum Resource Library:

Calendar Time for Young Children: Good Intentions Gone Awry
Reflecting on Teaching Length Measurement to Young Children
Encouraging positive attitudes toward math