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  • I used to call the children in my classroom friends: "Ok, friends, let's go outside!" "We don't hit our friends!" There are lots of things we say that are early childhood tradition and lingo, but words matter. We sometimes need to reevaluate what we're ... More

  • Good morning, This is apparently a hot button issue and I wanted to add my opinion.  I agree on both sides of the issue.  Teachers do NOT get paid enough money and I would rather they supplement income rather than walk away from a career that they excel ... More

  • hello fellow early childhood educators! I joined NAEYC last Fall, and was lucky enough to live close to DC, and attend the annual conference. For me, this group has been life changing & soul saving! I started preschool teaching because my children's old ... More

  • UNDERSTANDING BEHAVIOR THROUGH PLAY In the May issue of Young Children, Ritblatt and Longstreth have presented us with "Understanding Young Children's Play: Seeing Behavior Through the Lens of Attachment Theory." I believe that reading this article ... More

  • Do you have questions about teaching engineering habits of mind in early childhood education settings? Join me, Carrie Lynne Draper, and Beth Van Meeteren as we discuss how to support design thinking for children ages 3-8 in a dynamic free webinar, "Supporting ... More

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  • 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.

  • Early Bird Registration for PLI is Now Open!

    This summer, join us June 2-5 at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center to meet all of your professional development needs.
     
    Connect with administrators, thought leaders, educators and other early childhood professionals to explore the latest trends and research in the profession. Start planning and register today! We can't wait to see you at #naeycINST!

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