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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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  • Mira, I really like that language - "plans for learning", rather than lesson plans.  It does lean more toward what we want to be, intentional!  Thank you for sharing that. Tawanda Brown Family Child ... More

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    RE: Let's Play!

    Tape measures. Kids love them and find their own things to measure! ------------------------------ Jordan Taylor Co-Founder On This Day in Play Apple Valley MN Parent Educator ISD 191 -------------- ... More

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    RE: Social Media

    FB has three different pages. Public (anyone can see and comment) Private (anyone can see but can't comment) and Secret (only invited members can see and comment). The Public page works well for promoting ... More

  • Hi Anne, I am struggling with the use of social media, too.  I do believe that children's privacy should be protected, but my parents crave the pictures of our classroom and activities.  I am in the process ... More

  • Hi We wanted to alert you to a new resource for child care professionals--Safe Siting Fact Sheet. In partnership with the Centers for Disease Control we are working to increase awareness of environmental ... More

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  • JULY meeting of the Early Childhood Science Interest Forum coming up!!

    Our July meeting will be held on Tuesday July 23rd at 8 pm EST. We do it late so our central time, mountain time, and pacific time folks can join us after work! This month ... More
  • ECSIF Meeting LINK

    Time: Jun 25, 2019 8:00 PM EST; 7 PM Central; 6PM Mountain; 5 PM Pacific  (US and Canada)  You can join this event from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:      ... 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