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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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  • Thank you all for participating in this debut episode of NAEYC Hot Topics, please w atch this Q&A discussion with Debbie LeeKeenan and Iris Chin Ponte, authors of From Survive to Thrive: A Director's ... More

  • Cindy, will there be a recorded broadcast of the webinar?  For those who were in meetings during the broadcast. ------------------------------ Stacy Stafford Gunnison UT ----------------------------- ... More

  • Jennifer,  You can turn the tracing of the child's name into a play-based activity by having a sign-in book they sign into at the same time their parents sign it at drop-off each day.  It feels for the ... More

  • Oh my gosh I LOVE circle time lol. Circle time can be hard but if they don't sit still you can still do circle time. Much of it will have to be on their feet. I start out circle time with a song we dance ... More

  • Hi, my name is Erin Guzowsky I live in The Colony, Texas I taught preschool to children with special needs and English language learners. Now I train adults in early childhood topics.  My students liked ... More

  • Hi Melissa,  I do understand that the use of worksheets in preschool and kindergarten is considered developmentally-inappropriate, but I do not want the children to feel that they are falling behind when ... 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