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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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  • hello fellow early childhood educators! I joined NAEYC last Fall, and was lucky enough to live close to DC, and attend the annual conference. For me, this group has been life changing & soul saving! I ... More

  • UNDERSTANDING BEHAVIOR THROUGH PLAY In the May issue of Young Children, Ritblatt and Longstreth have presented us with "Understanding Young Children's Play: Seeing Behavior Through the Lens of Attachment ... More

  • Do you have questions about teaching engineering habits of mind in early childhood education settings? Join me, Carrie Lynne Draper, and Beth Van Meeteren as we discuss how to support design thinking for ... More

  • Thank Cindy ------------------------------ Catherine Akpan Teacher Education FCT ------------------------------ More

  • I like how you change out your cubbies to match your themes. Do you do every center that way ? I do add theme related teacher made activities to my themes . Is this something you have started? It’s a lot ... More

  • In that case then ask them in advance what the plan is. And set the expectation that they do it. ------------------------------ Audrey Kelly Teacher/Asst. Director MA ------------------------------ 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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  • 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
  • Register Now for NAEYC's Professional Learning Institute

    Join early childhood professionals from across the country in Long Beach, CA, June 2-5. New learning opportunities are planned and networking a given. Register now by clicking ... 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