Top tips for activists

by DEY

​Today’s guest blogger is Karel Kilimnik. Karel is a recently retired early childhood teacher in Philadelphia, PA. Karel has spent her life working with young …

A touch critique of teaching strategies gold

by DEY

​Here is another excellent example of a teacher pushing back against corporate ed reform! Please check out the blog “Peg with Pen” – written by …

National Day of Action – December 9th

by DEY

​Have you heard about the “National Day of Action to Reclaim the Promise of Public Education” on December 9th? Here in Boston, there will be …

naeyc’s annual conference update

by DEY

Back from Washington, DC and beginning to reflect on all that happened.  Here are just a few initial thoughts – and more soon.There were some …

dey at naeyc’s annual conference

by DEY

ook for Defending the Early Years at NAEYC’s Annual Conference! Thursday morning 11/21: Diane Levin’s featured session, Beyond Remote-Controlled Childhood: Teaching Young Children in the Media …

early learning: this is not a test

by DEY

​Nancy Carlsson-Paige has co-authored an important op-ed piece with American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten. Early Learning: This is Not a Test speaks to …

resistance continues to grow

by DEY

Today we share more examples of resistance to the current education “reform” movement…In New York City, parents at the Castle Bridge School organized a successful …

calling all early childhood teacher-activists

by DEY

Are you concerned about the current direction of early childhood education policy in our country? Are you worried about the lasting negative effects that come …

early childhood activists in the uk

by DEY

Early childhood activists have been organizing in the UK. Last week the Save Childhood Movement in England – “a growing collaboration of individuals and organisations that share …

download our new resource

by DEY

We want to let you know about an exciting project that has just been completed. DEY has collaborated with United Opt Out to produce a …

Diane Levin’s new book published

by Diane E. Levin

​How can teachers protect and promote children’s positive development in today’s media-saturated world? Our own Diane Levin has some powerful ideas on this topic – …