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Developmentally
Appropriate Practice
in Early Childhood Programs
NAEYC Position Statement
NAEYC Position Statement
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NAEYC – National Association for the Education
of Young Children
Largest nonprofit in US represents
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Early Childhood Educators
Paraeducators
Center Directors
Trainers
Families of young children
Policy makers
Advocates
College Educators
NAEYC
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80 years of existence
Three main goals – ultimately improve well-being
of all young children
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Bettering well-qualified practitioners, improving
conditions for these professionals
Deliver high quality system of supporting early
childhood programs.
Serve and act on behalf of needs, rights, and wellbeing with all young children
Focus on quality of educational and developmental
services and resources while serving and acting on
behalf of all children birth through age 8.
Quote
 “It takes more courage to reveal
insecurities than to hide them, more
strength to relate to people than to
dominate them, more 'manhood' to abide
by thought-out principles rather than
blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and
spirit, not in muscles and an immature
mind.” Author unknown
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