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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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Latest Discussions

  • Hi Nina, Welcome to Seattle! I relocated last summer from Chicago; I hope that you will love it as much as I do. The Administrative Code that details the licensing standards for early learning in the ... More

  • Many years ago I did my Master's project on conflict and conflict resolution between early childhood educators.  Early childhood teaching is very different from other professions.  We do things with children's ... More

  • Hi Melissa,  Yes, that is a classic challenge. How do you go about initiating and supporting those difficult conversations?  Chris ------------------------------ Chris Amirault School Director, Tulsa ... More

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    Assistants

    It seems that my assistant and I are clashing again this year.  We have had discussions of expectations in the past.  These expectations were agreed upon, but have yet to be followed up on. However, it ... More

  • Hello all! I am currently a CDA instructor at a small non-profit at Columbus, Ohio. I am, sort of suddenly, relocating to the Greater Seattle area in Washington State.  I am in the process of getting ... More

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    RE: School Aides

    Hello Petra, Staffing support staff such as aides and assistants is quite the challenge.  As Maryland makes increasing requirements on behalf of children and the profession of their care and education ... More

NAEYC advances a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession.

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research. We support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.
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Announcements

  • 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. More
  • 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 ... More

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
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