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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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  • Due to the impact of COVID-19, NAEYC staff will work remotely from Monday, March 16th  through Friday, August 28th.  During this time, we will not have access to live telephone calling.  Therefore, we ... More

  • Good morning, Shortly before the schools were closed, we received a child with identified speech and occupational therapy needs. We did refer her and she  has been receiving therapies. However, both the ... More

  • Hi everyone, I came across a peer-reviewed study today and it feels too important not to share! It is about the effect of sunlight on the coronavirus, which has direct implications to our work with young ... More

  • Hello, I have always waited...I remember how excited I was when my own had "firsts",  The next one usually comes pretty quick and it gives the parent so much joy.  Only exception was a little guy with ... More

  • When they enter the program, Famlies could be asked what they prefer.  Some want to see the 'firsts' themselves'.  Others may want to know exactly when it happens.  This is a discussion with the family. ... More

  • In general I wont usually outright tell them they took their first steps (or what ever firsts). Instead I will say something like "Oh my goodness mom, I think child is getting close to walking" Even if ... More

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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