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  • I am concerned about a blanket statement that "sight words are not appropriate for 3s and 4s". Does this mean we don't use them in our oral language, sharing them in ways that support their authentic use in classroom conversations? Do we stop ourselves ... More

  • Or even most five-year olds!  Remember, children didn't use to go to school and learn to read until age six or seven!  And that's when most kids are ready! ------------------------------ Cathy McAuliffe, PhD Early Childhood Coordinator NorthWest Arkansas ... More

  • Children should be interacting and engaging eith the teacher and their peers. Site words are not appropriate for three and four year olds. -- Patricia Ward, EHS Manager 200 Dent Street Rocky Mount VA 24151 (P) 540-488-7026 ... More

  • Hi,  I am a director of a childcare center in Michigan. According to our licensing standards our caregivers must be 18 years old, however a 17 year old can be hired if they have credentials for taking certain classes for an x amount of time. I have recently ... More

  • James you have brought up a fascinating aspect of all of this....for you, as a person on the spectrum with auditory sensitivity, having back ground music is very helpful.  For my son and many of my students on the spectrum with auditory sensitivity, background ... 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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