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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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  • As a reminder, the  shipping schedule for member benefit books vary based on publication dates. They are not tied to any specific membership offer. Once you join, you will receive the next published title. ... More

  • Yes, I've noticed that a lot of corporate chain type centers have similar tendencies. They staff exactly to enrollment with no extra teachers or staff to cushion the strain on teachers or sometimes even ... More

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    RE: Grandparent Info

    Nothing elicits such a visceral response as when someone gets bitten!  I would inform that grandparents that due to privacy issues/forms that your families have signed, you are unable to discuss any situations ... More

  • It takes a village to raise a child. In my opinion grandparents should be informed if they inquire about their grandchild. There are different layers of discussion. There is your generic reply and mentioning ... More

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    RE: Grandparent Info

    I would not respond to anyone other than parents or legal guardians which s/b on your enrollment form. I am unsure if confidentiality laws apply to child care programs but better to err on the side of ... More

  • PLEASE share any information/research based articles regarding benefits of children playing outdoors in cold weather AND/OR guidelines/policies your school/program follows regarding temperature/windchill ... More

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  • NAEYC 2018!

    I am so excited to see many of you next week.  Our annual meeting will be at 4:30–5:30 p.m. Marriott Marquis, Judiciary Square.  We will have an opportunity to network, learn ... More
  • Technology and Young Children Interest Forum Meeting at Annual Conference

    Join the Technology and Young Children Interest Forum to discuss issues related to the developmentally appropriate use of technology with young children. This year’s meeting ... 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