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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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  • Dear  Suzea Millerhebert, Exposure to a variety of music types during early childhood has been found beneficial across multiple developmental domains time & time again!  This is true for music created ... More

  • New Orleans is one of my favorite cities!!! You have amazing music there! My husband is a musician and music (orchestra) teacher. I use kid's music, Praise music (I'm in a parochial school), classical ... More

  • Thank you!  These are helpful answers. ------------------------------ Donna Satterlee Assistant Professor University of Maryland Eastern Shore Princess Anne MD ------------------------------ More

  • I'm wondering what kind of music teachers play in birth to five classrooms. Do you use music made for children, or listen to adult music and stations, such as oldies. I want to ensure that children are ... More

  • When my son was in middle school, there was a substitute teacher who the children referred to as "the Avon Lady" because she wore so much strong perfume. The perfume caused students with asthma, breathing ... More

  • NAEYC standard 5 (Health) is designed to support and assess that a program promotes the nutrition and health of children and protects children and staff from illness Topic 5.C addresses issues related ... More

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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