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NAEYC members, voting is now underway for the 2017 NAEYC Governing Board election. Learn about candidates and cast your vote by March 1, 2017!

Board Election | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC

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Why is a large vocabulary important for children? Because it’s linked to their reading and school success. Families can foster children’s vocabulary through conversations, reading aloud, and singing. Try these vocabulary-building ideas at home.

Talk It Up! | NAEYC For Families

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"As this article demonstrates, my students have provided me with evidence that teacher research helps the field of early childhood education address some of our most basic concerns about lifelong professional development, providing the highest quality teaching to all children, and raising our profile and level of professionalism as a field." [ Naeyc.org Link ]

Making Voices Visible: Teacher Research in Associate Degree Teacher Education in Our Community Colleges | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC

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Looking to share your expertise at the 2017 Annual Conference in Atlanta this November? The call for presentation proposals deadline has been extended to January 17th! We are continuously seeking to attract the next generation of leaders within the early childhood field along with seasoned professionals, to create an enriching conference experience that advances our profession. Submit your...
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How to Submit a Conference Proposal | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC Annual Conference and Expo

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Looking to become more involved in shaping the future of the early childhood field? NAEYC has a variety of leadership and governance opportunities for members open now! Visit to view available opportunities --deadlines are quickly approaching!

Get Involved | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC

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"Although they cannot understand fully all the facts and complexities of history, young children can learn that many grown ups have worked, and continue to work to make the world a safe, fair, and good place." Here are some ideas and tips for honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. day with young children.

Ideas for Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with Young Children

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Few individuals have had a greater impact on NAEYC than Dr. J.D. Andrews. This post highlights some of J.D.’s many contributions that continue to benefit millions of young children, families, and early childhood professionals. We also invite those who remember J.D. to share their reflections. [ Naeyc.org Link ]

In Memory of Dr. J.D. Andrews | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC

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"What are some simple ways to explain developmentally appropriate practice to parents? For example, parents sometimes ask, 'Why aren’t you teaching my kid how to read?'" [ Bit.ly Link ]

Explaining Developmentally Appropriate Practice to Families | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC TYC | Teaching Young Children Magazine

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Learn classroom-ready anti-bias approaches, strategies to counter bullying, ways to guide children’s behavior while building positive classroom communities, and how to support the diverse children and families in your program. [ Naeyc.org Link ]

Resources to Help You Make a Difference | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC

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Hundreds of NAEYC members are preparing to come together at the 2017 Public Policy Forum to advocate in support of early childhood education. Will you be one of them? Start your registration process today!

2017 Public Policy Forum | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC

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Preschoolers have an insatiable need to explore and understand things that adults might overlook. Your family can share the joy of discovering science at home and in your neighborhood! [ Naeyc.org Link ]

Exploring the World of Science with Your Child | NAEYC For Families

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Are you looking for more ways to get involved? NAEYC is looking for peer reviewers who evaluate Annual Conference and Professional Learning Institute session proposals. This is an important process that helps ensure high-quality content at NAEYC’s annual professional events. Apply today!

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It's not too late! Submit a proposal to present at NAEYC’s 2017 Professional Learning Institute! The deadline for submissions is tomorrow, January 6, 2017. [ Bit.ly Link ]

The Institute brings together seasoned and emerging early childhood education leaders who are focused on deepening their early childhood knowledge base, addressing challenging and controversial issues facing the field, and...
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"In my preschool classroom, I heard children singing and humming popular hip-hop songs during pretend play. To honor their interests, support their learning, and connect with their culture, I decided to incorporate aspects of hip-hop culture into the curriculum. When teachers learn about and connect with children’s cultures they show they value the whole child. Culture opens a door to many...
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Teaching and Learning With Hip-Hop Culture | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC TYC | Teaching Young Children Magazine

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The new year is the perfect time to deepen your understanding of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP), and NAEYC is here to help! With new DAP booklets and other DAP must-haves, we offer something for everyone in the early childhood profession. Shop the DAP sale now through 1/31 and receive 30% off these resources! [ Naeyc.org Link ]
Whether you’re looking to make teaching and learning STEM concepts more accessible or reinvigorate your classroom’s makerspace, "Making and Tinkering With STEM: Solving Design Challenges With Young Children" is the book every educator needs. Available for pre-order now! [ Naeyc.org Link ]
Bang your drum, blow your horn, and enjoy the ride with these 2016 children’s book award winners.

2016 Children’s Book Award Winners

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Fall in Love with Reading! Here are a few ways to make reading together a fun part of your child's everyday life.

Fall in Love with Reading: Ten Simple Things you Can Do at Home | NAEYC For Families

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As we reflect on 2016 and look ahead to next year, we know that it is the passion and dedication of early learning professionals and advocates like you that make the world a little brighter for our youngest learners. We can't wait to continue to do big things in 2017! [ Bit.ly Link ]