Emerging leaders — apply for a scholarship to attend this year's Professional Learning Institute, June 11–14 in San Francisco. The application deadline is March 15. [ Naeyc.org Link ]

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Purchase your copy of Making and Tinkering With STEM today! Children will be inspired, delighted, and challenged as they use everyday materials and STEM concepts to design and build solutions to problems faced by characters in their favorite books. [ Naeyc.org Link ]

Making and Tinkering With STEM: Solving Design Challenges With Young Children | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC

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Research has found that one of the most important things parents can do to help their child build reading and writing skills is to read aloud. #WorldReadAloudDay

Everyday Steps to Reading and Writing | NAEYC For Families

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"As a busy teacher and a new mom, I used my NAEYC SaversGuide to save me money and help me accomplish a few of my errands during the holiday rush. Throughout the course of a typical workday, I grabbed coffee from a local shop, ordered a holiday gift for my director, restocked some school supplies, and ate dinner out—and managed to save over $50 while doing it! Here are the top 10 things I...
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It's the National Parent Teacher Association's Take Your Family to School Week! Families play an important role in helping students navigate educational and career decisions and are influential in shaping students’ perceptions of what is possible for their futures. Here are some ways you can be more involved in your child’s school! [ Naeyc.org Link ]

Message in a Backpack™: Take Your Family to School Week | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC TYC | Teaching Young Children Magazine

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The February/March issue of Teaching Young Children is available now! This issue features articles about coding in pre-K, promoting hands-on sensory activities with young children, increasing parent involvement and more! Read a selection of articles online at [ Naeyc.org Link ]

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Children develop math concepts and skills very early in life. From the moment they are born, babies begin to form ideas about math through everyday experiences and, most important, through interactions with trusted adults. Language—how we talk with infants and toddlers about math ideas like more, empty, and full—matters.

Math Talk with Infants and Toddlers | NAEYC For Families

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Get ready... Get set... Sale! From now until February 28th you can get select titles in the NAEYC Store for 50% off using the code SUPER50 at checkout. Members—this means you get an extra 50 percent off in addition to your member discount! Visit the store to grab these resources today! [ Naeyc.org Link ]
We're excited to feature new songs from "We Stood Up: Reflections on the Civil Rights Movement" and ideas from "Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves" on ways teachers and families can help recognize and honor social struggle with young children.

Songs and Ideas for Honoring Social Struggle with Young Children | NAEYC For Families

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The earliest years in a child’s life are a crucial time for learning, and right now is a crucial time for us to support the future - of our children, our workforce and our country. Our voices, at once unified and diverse, distinctive and collective, are powerful and strong. We must speak out on the critical importance of high-quality early childhood education, providing partners and policy...
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Emerging leaders — apply for a scholarship to attend this year's Professional Learning Institute, June 11–14 in San Francisco, CA! The application deadline is March 15, 2017. [ Naeyc.org Link ]

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"Carmen showed how her preschoolers’ ideas of patterns were changing over the course of the semester as she played music-related pattern games. Carmen’s work in her classroom became more vivid to her peers when she showed the evolution of a few children’s thinking through pictures of their changing work with patterns in projects such as using blocks and stickers."

Assigning Reflective Memo Blogs to Support Teacher Research Data Analysis | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC

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Hurry! Today is the last day of our DAP New Year Sale!
Looking to deepen your understanding of developmentally appropriate practice? NAEYC is here to help! With new DAP booklets and other DAP must-haves, we offer something for everyone in the early childhood profession. Get these essential resources at 30% off with the code 2017DAP. [ Naeyc.org Link ]
What is Anti-Bias Education? NAEYC has compiled some key information, related resources and self-reflective exercises for teachers as you think about anti-bias in your everyday work as educators. [ Naeyc.org Link ]

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"As programs work to weave together the threads of different languages and cultures into a tapestry of success for young children, they strengthen their ability to meet the needs of each individual child. That is truly the goal of developmentally appropriate practice for our entire field."

Extreme Diversity in Cities: Challenges and Solutions for Programs Serving Young Children and Their Families | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC YC | Young Children Journal

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Parents today are making decisions about technology that didn't even exist when they were young. Here are some tips that might help with these decisions.

Uncharted Territory: 10 Technology Tips for Preschool Parents | NAEYC For Families

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