NAEYC The nation's leading voice for high-quality early childhood education for children from birth though age 8
    • Week of the Young Child 
      Celebrate #WOYC17
      Join us April 24-28 as we celebrate our youngest learners with five fun themed days that will encourage learning through music, teamwork, art and more!


      FREE Webinar
      Gently Guiding Play
      Join us for a fun webinar on play-based learning on May 9th, from 3-4 PM EDT! Our presenters include: psychology expert Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, and policy analyst Shayna Cook.


      NAEYC Blog
      Reactions to My First Maker Fest
      Read the third installement of our new blog series on the experiences of a 3rd-grade teacher's first Maker Fest! 
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       NAEYC Blog
      Lessons Learned from Our Collaborations with Families
      This community outreach program is setting up workshops to help families discover tools and resources that support children’s learning outside of the classroom.
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    • Professional Learning Institute
      Register Now!
      Join us for NAEYC's 2017 Professional Learning Institute in San Francisco, June 11-14!   
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      Professional Learning Workshop
      DAP & Assessment
      Join us for a 2-day training-of-trainer event, from May 18-19, for program administrators and professional development specialists looking to train staff at their center or school!
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      Making and Tinkering With STEM
      NAEYC is excited about our newest publication! Watch this video to get a glimpse of what's inside the book.
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      Image of two children looking in a magnifying glassAdvancing our Goals
      Learn about our Strategic Direction
      NAEYC strives to ensure that all young children reach their full potential. Learn more about our plans as we continue to advance the early learning profession.
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    • Community Platform
      NAEYC Launches Hello
      It’s here! The online space for NAEYC’s Interest Forums has finally launched, and we can’t wait for you to see what Hello has to offer!

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      Find high-quality child care or a preschool in your area.
      NAEYC maintains a list of programs that are currently accredited to to help you find a NAEYC-accredited program in your area. 
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