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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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    RE: Introduce Yourself

    Hi!! My name is Christy Hall. I am a preschool paraprofessional in Yuma, AZ. This past week was my first time back to school at Grand Canyon University for my Masters in early childhood education. My ... More

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    Children Files

    I am wondering if anyone knows of any recommendations from NAEYC on file retention of children's files and how long we need to keep them.  Currently we have a set time frame based on state licensing for ... More

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    RE: Sandboxes

    "Dirt" in most urban area is likely contaminated by lead and other toxins, so if soil is to be used, it should be purchased.  I would use caution if trying anything with largely organic matter like a rich ... More

  • RTI has been considered in the Diverse Learners community as a "workaround" that allows public schools to provide educational interventions without having to specifically identify a learning issue, without ... More

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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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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