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  • New Orleans is one of my favorite cities!!! You have amazing music there! My husband is a musician and music (orchestra) teacher. I use kid's music, Praise music (I'm in a parochial school), classical music, and jazz. I'm not a huge fan of rap, and I ... More

  • Thank you!  These are helpful answers. ------------------------------ Donna Satterlee Assistant Professor University of Maryland Eastern Shore Princess Anne MD ------------------------------ More

  • I'm wondering what kind of music teachers play in birth to five classrooms. Do you use music made for children, or listen to adult music and stations, such as oldies. I want to ensure that children are exposed to different rhythms and musical cultures, ... More

  • When my son was in middle school, there was a substitute teacher who the children referred to as "the Avon Lady" because she wore so much strong perfume. The perfume caused students with asthma, breathing sensitivities, and smell sensitivities much upset. ... More

  • NAEYC standard 5 (Health) is designed to support and assess that a program promotes the nutrition and health of children and protects children and staff from illness Topic 5.C addresses issues related to maintaining an environment that supports the ... 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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