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HELLO is the platform for NAEYC's Interest Forums and online communities. Members can use this space to have conversations and create connections with peers around important early learning issues. 

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  • Please join the Center for American Progress and NAEYC for an online event on Thursday, May 28, 2020 from 12:00pm - 1pm EST to hear from child care providers on the front lines. During this event, they ... More

  • Dear NAEYC Members and Customers,  One of NAEYC's partners who handles and processes much of NAEYC's mail has had to temporarily shut down due to a COVID outbreak.  They expect to reopen on May ... More

  • Due to the impact of COVID-19, NAEYC staff will work remotely from Monday, March 16th  through Friday, June 5th.  During this time, we will not have access to live telephone calling.  Therefore, we ask ... More

  • Yes- I did reach out to my licensor and she said groups size is same. 10 is a recommendation and not a license requirement. I am emailing her again now with that exact question. Much confusion in the state ... More

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    EC re-opening

    As we begin to create a plan to re-open our EC programs in August, I am interested in how other programs are handling teacher personal days. Are substitute teachers being allowed or are other staff members ... More

  • Hi Carol.... I am not sure if others have responded to you, but OCFS ratios haven't changed, but the Governor's executive order currently limits group sizes in the state to 10 people.... which includes ... More

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  • COVID-19 Research in Rural Child Care Centers: Participants Needed for Survey

    Dr. Walter Gilliam at the Yale School of Medicine is embarking on a massive study on the impact of COVID-19 on child care centers. He needs rural centers to participate. Please ... More
  • CDC's Briefing on COVID-19 and Rural America

    Please watch and learn from CDC what we can do to assist rural communities in the response to COVID-19. Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7fUnpeNRQA More

Featured Interest Forum

Early Math Interest Forum

For anyone interested in joining the Early Math Interest Forum, we’d love to include you! We just launched this year with the goal of building a community to highlight the importance of early math in the lives of young children and their families. Pro tip: Tag your posts with math-related keywords! Learn how here

Key Resources from the Early Math Interest Forum Resource Library:

Calendar Time for Young Children: Good Intentions Gone Awry
Reflecting on Teaching Length Measurement to Young Children
Encouraging positive attitudes toward math