Open Discussion Forum

Latest Discussion Posts

  • While I have no doubt that the history of the pledge is factual, it is the history one would give as a supporter. For those who are interested in a history that talks about the intentions and controversies involving the pledge: https://fortune.com/2017/09/08/pledge-of-allegiance-francis-bellamy-immigration/ ... More

  • However Joanie, what Sue wrote was not the actual history of the pledge, which is why I added the citation.  Here it is once more: https://www.ushistory.org/documents/pledge.htm ------------------------------ Laila Taslimi founder Untitled No. 1 Santa ... More

  • Sue I really appreciate your perspective, and if that were the background given when the pledge is introduced to children it would go a long way to providing the children with a more genuine view of this country and its traditions - that the USA is far ... More

  • Thank you for carefully crafting your response as kind and certainly thoughtful.  You are right in stating that caring for our children - all of our children - should never be a political statement.  At every turn we should call out Media and elitism ... More

  • Hello Deborah,  That's a great question. We do explain the toys should not be some kind of big expensive toys  things that work are like favorite toy, for example a doll, car, book, stuffed animals.  Children should be able to play with toys.  Going ... More

The Open Discussion Forum is THE place for NAEYC members to have conversations, make connections, and share online!

All online discussions in Hello happen here in the open forum.  The Open Forum is co-moderated by the Interest Forum Facilitators, and the individual interest forums maintain separate space in Hello for resources, announcements, and member rolls and contacts.  

To learn more about how to post to the Open Forum or contribute resources to an interest forum, click here.