NAEYC is proud to release new state and federal policy agendas that prioritize investments that deliver on the promise of high-quality early childhood education. [ Naeyc.org Link ]

Yesterday, President Trump released his proposed budget, which outlines upwards of $1 trillion in cuts over 10 years to domestic and safety-net programs that support children’s development and well-being in areas...
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"As we await new discoveries from brain science, one finding is already clear: Play is a wonderful metaphor for active, engaged, meaningful, and socially interactive learning."
As we await new discoveries from brain science one finding is already

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Do you know what it takes to be an excellent teacher? Join us on Tuesday, June 27th in Washington, D.C. to explore what it takes to translate the developmentally appropriate practice framework into high-quality experiences for the children you teach. [ Naeyc.org Link ]
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Will you join us for NAEYC's 2017 Professional Learning Institute, June 11-14 in San Francisco? Visit to register, plan your agenda, view the featured sessions and more! You won't want to miss this year's event!
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"If families understand all that occurs in center activities and play, they will be able to support their children’s learning during play activities at home."
If families understand all that occurs in center activities and play they

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Have you dreamed of attending NAEYC's Annual Conference, but struggled with finding the funds to attend? NAEYC's New Fundraising Toolkit contains templates, creative ideas, and a brief 6-minute tutorial webinar for exploring how to reach your fundraising goals. We can't wait to see you in Atlanta this November! [ Naeyc.org Link ]
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Don't forget: TODAY is Take Action Thursday! We hope you will join early childhood educators and advocates across the country in calling your Senators. You will ask them to ask the Appropriations Chairman to increase funding for the Child Care and Development Block Grant by $1.4 billion in the FY 2018 appropriations bill.

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NAEYC will join national partners and advocates from across the country for a Child Care Call-In day to the Senate tomorrow, May 18! Join us and let your voice be heard! Call your Senator and ask the Appropriations Chairman to increase funding for the Child Care and Development Block Grant by $1.4 billion in FY 2018 appropriations bill. Learn more [ Bit.ly Link ]
NAEYC will join national partners and advocates from across the country for

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NAEYC Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs accredits programs at the Associate, Baccalaureate and Master's degree levels. Congratulations to 4 degree programs that recently earned NAEYC Accreditation and 4 programs that renewed their accreditation this spring! [ Naeyc.org Link ]
NAEYC Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs accredits programs at the

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The achievement gap is real, it starts early, it is persistent and it is reversible! Join us next Tuesday, May 23rd at 3PM ET for a free webinar presentation with early childhood expert Maurice Sykes; to learn more on this topic, and to get a sneak peek into some of the high-quality content that will be shared at NAEYC’s 2017 Professional Learning Institute! Register today [ Bit.ly Link ]

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The achievement gap is real it starts early it is persistent and

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When children have opportunities to make decisions and increase their independence, they see that their own identity is important. They are able to build confidence when their thoughts and opinions are valued by those around them.
When children have opportunities to make decisions and increase their independence they

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Each and every day, we celebrate the work and impact of early childhood educators! Happy Child Care #ProviderAppreciationDay! #ECEWins
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Visit [ Naeyc.org Link ] to register for NAEYC's 2017 Professional Learning Institute! Browse suggested sessions tailored to your profession, plan your schedule, and see what we have planned June 11-14 in San Francisco!
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"A baby’s early experiences in relationships, whether at home or in an early education environment, set the stage for future brain functioning. The information gathered in these early relationships is at the heart of a rich and complex brain-building process."
A babys early experiences in relationships whether at home or in an

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Register now for NAEYC's 2-day training-of-trainers event on DAP & Assessment May 18 -19 in Washington, DC! These sessions are designed to provide program administrators and professional development specialists with the skills, knowledge, and materials to train the staff at their own center or school. Registration closes tomorrow, May 12th at midnight! [ Bit.ly Link ]

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"If we want to fully extend America’s promise of a world-class education to the next generation, our country must prioritize and implement a bold vision of family and values that is rooted in the early years, so that, someday soon, asking whether an early childhood educator needs a degree will be as arcane as asking if a nurse does."
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Because we know that high-quality educators drive high-quality early learning, NAEYC is committed to achieving a vision in which the early childhood profession exemplifies excellence and is recognized as vital and performing a critical role in society. How do we achieve this vision? By coming together, with early childhood professionals at the center. Learn more at: ...
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Don't wait! Tomorrow, May 10th is the last day to register for NAEYC's 2017 Professional Learning Institute at the regular rate. Plus, you still have time to enter for a chance to win $150 to help with costs to you get there! Register now to be automatically entered.

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To all educators who make a difference in the lives of young children each day, thank you! In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we invite you to save 30 percent on these NAEYC books and other select resources on sale now through May 14.
To all educators who make a difference in the lives of young

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Curious George is one of the most beloved and well-known children’s book characters of all time. Since the first book’s publication in 1941, the series has sold over 75 million copies and has been translated into 25 languages. Discover ways to use Curious George in your classroom or family child care program in this article from TYC!
Curious George is one of the most beloved and wellknown childrens book

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