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  • Play Opportunities for children to explore, investigate, and discover things about their world and themselves. Play requires an interesting, well-organized environment and ample time for children to get deeply engaged. Teachers act as facilitators and ... More

  • Illinois has great early learning standards! Lillian Katz wrote a great into and caution about how they should be used. ------------------------------ Carol Murray Bard Nursery School Red Hook ... More

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  • Hi Nora,  Thank you and everyone who answered my questions about Preparing Pre-Kindergarten children for Kindergarten. I appreciate all of your help and your viewpoints on this matter. I have no problem letting everyone know that I live in Illinois. ... More

  • Interesting question!   I definitely think there is a difference in playing background music and in playing music that is central to the activity.i strongly encourage preschool teacher to have moments throughout the day when music plays a central role. ... More

  • Hello,  I work in a private/independent school in California. I teach the toddler class with children 2-3 years old. Twice a year I write formal evaluations of each students development. The current version looks like this: The top half has several items ... More


  • Early Bird Registration is Open for the 2019 Annual Conference in Nashville, TN

    Join us November 20-23 in Nashville, TN at the Music City Center to network and explore the latest trends, solutions, and research in early learning. 

    Early Bird registration is open for the early childhood education event of the year! We can't wait to see you at #naeycAC!

  • Leading with Equity:  Early Childhood Educators Make it Personal

    Leading with Equity: 
    Early Childhood Educators Make it Personal

    The Summary of the June 2018 Leading and Working toward Equity Leadership Summit is out.

    Read the report HERE.

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