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  • We have released an update to the NAEYC statement on #FamiliesBelongTogether. June 29, 2018 - Update Today, dozens of NAEYC Affiliates ... More

  • 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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  • John, your point about helping children understand that we want to hear their own unique answers, is so well taken. I agree that sometimes children are afraid to respond to a question because, perhaps, ... More

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    RE: FPIES Advice

    I appreciate how thoughtful you and others are about this difficult situation.  The only similar situation I had as a teacher was with severe food allergies.  I had a child in my classroom with a severe ... More

  • In Louisiana, we have specific Licensing guidelines that dictate what creatures can be in an early childhood classroom, so any programs that operate under those rules must follow these stricter measures.  ... More

  • Thank you both for your replies! I have asked the parents for a little more information from their medical team about more practical advice (other than the emergency care plan) and how child care providers ... More

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  • Book Club Is Coming!

    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
  • M.E.N. Interest Forum at NAEYC - Washington DC

    When: 11/16/2018 - Friday Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Men in Education (M.E.N.) Network Interest Forum invites men AND women to its annual meeting on Friday, November 16, ... More

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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