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HELLO is the platform for NAEYC's Interest Forums and online communities. Members can use this space to have conversations and create connections with peers around important early learning issues. 

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  • I had no idea that it was the United Nations Year of Indigenous Languages. It is wonderful that Indigenous people are learning about their culture and language through quality early childhood education ... More

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    RE: Salary

    It is sad that the compensation for Early Childhood professionals is still so low. As a new teacher back in the early 90's with a combination of elementary course work as well as early childhood, I was ... More

  • I have become increasingly uncomfortable with use of the term friends in preschool settings by teachers. I agree that it imposes a sense of intimacy that may not be welcome between children. If a child ... More

  • Are the required theme changes imposed on teachers or are teachers part of the decision-making process? How much autonomy are teachers given to develop themes that resonate with them and the children in ... More

  • Janelle, I have not been in this situation, however, I think your 17 years of experience will be enough to be a confident director.  Make sure that you meet with the teachers before you do the observations.  ... More

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    Home Language

    I am so encouraged to read this month's Young Children highlighting Bilingual and multilingual classroom. I hope we have more of the same. One of the requirements (at least when I was a validator for the ... More

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  • Spring 2019 PPP Connections POSTED!!

    We want to invite you to our Spring  2019 Edition of PPP Connections         Part two Theme:  Play Diplomacy. The Play, Policy, & Practice Connections is published twice ... 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