Welcome to the NAEYC Asian Interest Forum (AIF)! AIF promotes equity and access and places emphasis on addressing the needs of poor, underserved Asian and Asian immigrant families and their children in their communities. The AIF recognizes that Asians and Asian Americans are not a monolithic group, and values the extraordinary diversity of the at least 29 different Asian ethnicities, separated by geography, with sharply distinct differences in language, culture, religion, and politics. Establishing a forum for open dialogue among and between ECE practitioners and Asian American groups is a uniquely valuable and distinct feature of this American and international special interest group.
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The group was formed in 2004 to promote communication and networking among our early childhood community-at-large in order to provide a positive approach to working in partnership with families to support the development of young children who are at-risk or who have special needs & to meet currently unmet needs of members who are experiencing increased involvement with children who are at-risk and children identified with special needs.
The Black Caucus was organized by a small group of NAEYC members in the early 1970s. Since its inception, the Caucus has consistently focused on the range of policies and practices that impact the well-being of young Black children. The Caucus recognizes that children of color are disproportionately affected by the achievement gap - the unequal or inequitable distribution of educational results and benefits. This achievement gap starts early; it is real, it is persistent, and, it is reversible. It is our intent to build public knowledge, public will, and public action around removing those barriers that prevent children of color from achieving their full potential. We envision a shared future of collaboration with like-minded individuals and organizations who are committed to reducing the achievement gap.
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Career/Professional Development Systems Community
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Children of Incarcerated Parents
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Childrens Global Issues Community
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Community Collaboration Interest Forum
Welcome to the Diversity and Equity Education for Adults (or DEEA) Interest Forum! This Interest Forum is a place where you can come to share your questions and resources related to anti-bias education. Together, we will build a community of early childhood educators who explore our challenges and celebrations, fears and passions--and everything in between--related to diversity and equity. Join us!
Early Childhood Consultants and Authors
Welcome to the Early Childhood Science Interest Forum of NAEYC! The NAEYC Early Childhood Science Interest Forum intends to connect early childhood educators—those who are new to science and those who are passionate about teaching it—for the purpose of creating a national dialogue around issues related to science teaching and learning.
The Early Math Interest Forum (EMIF) will promote high-quality mathematics learning opportunities for children birth through age 8. EMIF will provide opportunities for early childhood educators to network with others about investigating big ideas in early mathematics content and connections to later math, teaching mathematics as a creative endeavor, exploring and using developmentally appropriate classroom and family materials, promoting family engagement in early mathematics, addressing issues of equity and access to early mathematics, promoting a positive mindset to math in adults and children, professional development resources, and discussing recent research.
Ethics in Early Childhood Education
Faith Based Interest Forum
Family Child Care
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The Higher Education Community of Practice is designed to provide opportunities for higher education faculty to strengthen scholarly work and practice in the early education field. In this online community you will be able to share best practices, provide current resources on topics of interest and engage in meaningful dialogue with others involved in teacher preparation. The Higher Education Community of Practice is here to help you, as faculty, connect the dots between your work, competencies and resources of NAEYC. Join us today!
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Welcome to the Infant Toddler Professionals Interest Forum! This is a place for all those who work with or are interested in infant and toddler related topics. Please join us and add your voice to this important discussion.
Kindergarten Interest Forum
Latino Interest Forum
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Interest Forum
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The Men in Education Network Interest Forum supports the leadership of NAEYC members, both men and women, to recruit and retain men in early childhood education. The forum members also exchange ideas and share strategies. Our work supports the mission and goals of NAEYC. Our greatest effort is making NAEYC more inclusive.We have three main goals:1. COMMUNICATION - within and outside NAEYC that men are essential to the healthy development of children and more men should be working with young children.2. RECRUITMENT - More concerted efforts need to be made to recruit more men into the field. ECE should be ready to welcome men into the field.3. RETENTION and NURTURANCE - Those men already working in ECE programs need to be encouraged and supported to stay in this profession.
The Open Discussion Forum is THE place for NAEYC members to have conversations, make connections, and share online! This forum is open to NAEYC members and is visible to the general public who visit the site.
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PEACE Educators Interest Forum
The mission of the Play, Policy, and Practice Interest Forum is to become a collective voice within the early childhood community advocating for the value and importance of children's play by connecting researchers, teachers, educators, parents, and others who share an interest in play and updating and disseminating current knowledge about the multifaceted nature and developmental value of play.
Rural Children, Families, and Early Childhood Educators
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The mission of the Student Interest Forum (SIF) of NAEYC is to provide opportunities for students to join together to address issues of common concern, to foster leadership development opportunities at all levels of NAEYC and to assist students in establishing student clubs or organizations.
The Technology and Young Children Interest Forum is a place for you to discuss developmentally appropriate uses of technology with children ages 8 and younger. We discuss the latest tech tools and ideas, stay up to date on research about technology and young children, and share examples of best practices for technology integration in early childhood. Everyone is welcome to share your ideas!
Tribal and Indigenous Early Childhood Network (TIECN)
This is the Voices of Practitioners Interest Forum
Young Children and Nature Interest Forum