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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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  • NAEYC is proud to provide Professional Development opportunities as one of the many member benefits we offer. It is also one of the most in-demand benefits for our members. Offering high-quality training ... More

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  • But each child has a journey that is unique.  It is their choices, community, experiences etc that forms them.  I sometimes wonder if all attempts to "optimize development" takes away from that which is ... More

  • Some of us are behavorists. Some of us are developmentalists. Some of us are constructivists. Many of us reading this know how to develop theories into practice. Brain research is vital and nurturing social-emotional ... More

  • Dear All, Since my first post of the question, I have been following the dialogues closely to understand people in ECE field's view on the camera issue. Thank you for those of you spending times out ... More

  • The mother of our three sons was nervous about breast feeding so our sons drank formula. There is strong evidence that this factor would have limited their early brain development. However, my sons are ... More

  • Jane: Great questions.  And data-driven approaches are, of course, driven by the lenses and hidden biases of the data collectors and data tools, which is not to say that data collection isn't important. ... More

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    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 ... More
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    NAEYC is excited to launch our brand-new membership structure with more options and benefits than ever before.All NAEYC members have automatically been upgraded to their new ... More

Featured Interest Forum

Technology and Young Children Interest Forum
The Tech forum invites you to share your questions and resources related to technology and young children in the open forum. Pro tip: Tag your items with technology-related keywords! Learn how here

Key Resources from the Technology and Young Children Resource Library:
Screen Sense: Setting the Record Straight
Early Learning and Educational Technology Policy Brief
Position Statement: Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8