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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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  • Hello, I currently teach 2 children with some form of special need. One has speech development and motor skill challenges and the other is selective mute. At the start of this school year, it was a struggle ... More

  • Excellent idea, ------------------------------ Nora Krieger Associate Professor Emerita/ Chair NJEEPRE Bloomfield College/ New Jersey Educators Exploring the Practices of Reggio Emilia Highland Park NJ ... More

  • Tamara: Just as this child needs the opportunity to bond with you before they'll be able to feel secure and be independent the mother needs that too. Your ideas about talking with her directly might really ... More

  • Hi everyone, Welcome to the final week of our book club! To get started think about what are your ideas  on inclusion and mainstreaming. Do your ideas change depending on a child's specific disability? ... More

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    Head Start and Early Head Start decided not to allow expulsion of children from their programs for any reason about, as I remember, four years ago. I believe they arrived at that decision because of brain ... More

  • Our child development center and many centers in Richmond, Va, start enrollment as early as eight weeks old.  Having a one year old child in daycare is not uncommon, due to parents having to go back to ... More

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  • 良好開端 Good Start Mandarin Language Track Seeking Proposal Peer Reviewers

    Submissions are in for this year's 良好開端 Good Start Mandarin Language Track at Annual Conference. Are you fluent in Chinese and interested in peer-reviewing proposals? Peer ... More
  • New Teacher Research Resource!

    Georgina Ardalan discusses her article Spreading Happiness: A Preschool Classroom in Washington, DC, Investigates Citizenship and Makes a Statement—“Be Happy!”, and a subsequent ... 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