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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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    RE: Advancing Equity

    Thank you Sally for sharing NAEYC's new position statement, Advancing Equity in Early Childhood Education.  I wanted to share the text of the position statement and I also wanted to share the link where ... More

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  • Hi All, I've got another question. We're looking at the Program Portfolio, in particular, standard 1. In 1B.10 it states "Show that your guidance/discipline policy does not include any circumstances ... More

  • We are similiar! I have an AA in early childhood and graduate in May with a Bachelors in Child develolment with a minor in Education.  Im interested to see the direction you choose.   Janet ------------------------------ ... More

  • I run a faith based preschool/daycare/afterschool. New York recently passed a  law saying a child can only attend with a medical exemption from immunizations. I felt terrible that one of our students could ... More

  • Nap Time Delima, At our center nap time in the 3-5 year room is challenging. However, a parent sent their child in with a book in which the child can practice their letters, and numbers and other pre-kindergarten ... More

  • I am not calling anti-vax people nuts, etc. but they are putting other children's health at risk, including any parent who is pregnant if that unvaccinated child comes down with some of the childhood diseases ... More

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  • Reviving this group

    Hello everyone!  My name is Heidi Friedel and I am a director and teacher at a Lutheran preschool in Michigan.  After noticing for the past few years a lack of representation ... More
  • The 2020 良好開端 Good Start Call for Proposals submission period has been extended.

    The 2020 良好開端 Good Start Call for Proposals submission period has been extended.  Only completed submissions will be considered. Please ensure that you fill all required ... 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