Welcome to the NAEYC Asian Interest Forum (AIF)! AIF promotes equity and access and places emphasis on addressing the needs of poor, underserved Asian and Asian immigrant families and their children in their communities. The AIF recognizes that Asians and Asian Americans are not a monolithic group, and values the extraordinary diversity of the at least 29 different Asian ethnicities, separated by geography, with sharply distinct differences in language, culture, religion, and politics. Establishing a forum for open dialogue among and between ECE practitioners and Asian American groups is a uniquely valuable and distinct feature of this American and international special interest group.
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The group was formed in 2004 to promote communication and networking among our early childhood community-at-large in order to provide a positive approach to working in partnership with families to support the development of young children who are at-risk or who have special needs & to meet currently unmet needs of members who are experiencing increased involvement with children who are at-risk and children identified with special needs.
The Black Caucus was organized by a small group of NAEYC members in the early 1970s. Since its inception, the Caucus has consistently focused on the range of policies and practices that impact the well-being of young Black children. The Caucus recognizes that children of color are disproportionately affected by the achievement gap - the unequal or inequitable distribution of educational results and benefits. This achievement gap starts early; it is real, it is persistent, and, it is reversible. It is our intent to build public knowledge, public will, and public action around removing those barriers that prevent children of color from achieving their full potential. We envision a shared future of collaboration with like-minded individuals and organizations who are committed to reducing the achievement gap.
Career/Professional Development Systems Community
Children of Incarcerated Parents
اهلا و سهلا, Bienvenidos, 欢迎, Velkominn, स्वागत, Bienvenue, KaribuWelcome to the Children’s Global Issues Community Interest Forum!With this Interest Forum, we hope to connect members from around the world and provide a space to share questions and resources on global children’s issues and early education in different international contexts. Together, we hope to spark powerful discussions around topical issues, share best practices from around the world and learn from each other as we build a strong community of globally-focused early childhood educators and professionals. Let’s get started!
Community Collaboration Interest Forum
Welcome to the Diversity and Equity Education for Adults (or DEEA) Interest Forum! This Interest Forum is a place where you can come to share your questions and resources related to anti-bias education. Together, we will build a community of early childhood educators who explore our challenges and celebrations, fears and passions--and everything in between--related to diversity and equity. Join us!
Early Childhood Consultants and Authors
Welcome to the Early Childhood Science Interest Forum of NAEYC! The NAEYC Early Childhood Science Interest Forum intends to connect early childhood educators—those who are new to science and those who are passionate about teaching it—for the purpose of creating a national dialogue around issues related to science teaching and learning.
The Early Math Interest Forum (EMIF) will promote high-quality mathematics learning opportunities for children birth through age 8. EMIF will provide opportunities for early childhood educators to network with others about investigating big ideas in early mathematics content and connections to later math, teaching mathematics as a creative endeavor, exploring and using developmentally appropriate classroom and family materials, promoting family engagement in early mathematics, addressing issues of equity and access to early mathematics, promoting a positive mindset to math in adults and children, professional development resources, and discussing recent research.
Ethics in Early Childhood Education
Faith Based Interest Forum
Family Child Care
Welcome to the Infant Toddler Professionals Interest Forum! This is a place for all those who work with or are interested in infant and toddler related topics. Please join us and add your voice to this important discussion.
Kindergarten Interest Forum
The Latino Interest Forum @ NAEYC Community at Hello's goal is to facilitate the ongoing discussion and interest of our membership. We have taken this step to maximize our reach in an age where the free and rapid flow of information is critical. We want to make sure that during these very challenging times, we come together both virtually and at local, regional and national AEYC events.Our Latino Interest Forum Group page is opened to all early educators who have the best interest of Latino children and families. As part of our professional development continuum, it is our intent to present opportunities for us to speak on issues of language and culture and its impact on quality early education experiences and professional development.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Interest Forum
The Men in Education Network Interest Forum supports the leadership of NAEYC members, both men and women, to recruit and retain men in early childhood education. The forum members also exchange ideas and share strategies. Our work supports the mission and goals of NAEYC. Our greatest effort is making NAEYC more inclusive.We have three main goals:1. COMMUNICATION - within and outside NAEYC that men are essential to the healthy development of children and more men should be working with young children.2. RECRUITMENT - More concerted efforts need to be made to recruit more men into the field. ECE should be ready to welcome men into the field.3. RETENTION and NURTURANCE - Those men already working in ECE programs need to be encouraged and supported to stay in this profession.