What Pre-k means to your Pre-teenager

by DEY

DEY’s National Advisors, Dr. Marcy Guddemi and Dr. Denisha Jones, respond to a recent article in the Dec. 14 New York Times, entitled “What Pre-K …

This is how you protect childhood

by Denisha Jones

This past summer I was invited to give the Thomas Wright Lecture at Sarah Lawrence College as part of the Empower Teachers Program. My talk …

“Baby PISA”

by LIMIT8

Posted by Susan Ochshorn, on December 5th, 2017

DEY’s Statement on “Baby PISA” In 2012, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development proposed an assessment of early learning outcomes called the International Early Learning …

The teacher’s role during play

by Denisha Jones

In my last blog, I shared stories about my experience playing with children and my belief that play was important for teachers and children. However, …

​Thinking of Thoreau by William Crain

by Guest Author

This year is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Henry David Thoreau. In recognition of the occasion, celebrations have highlighted the better-known aspects of …

TEACHERS NEED TO PLAY, TOO!

by Denisha Jones

By now we should all know how essential play is to the healthy development of all children, but we may not realize that teachers can …

Kindergarten experts

by Guest Author

by James St. Clair ​Some years back I was asked to sit in on a meeting for a 3rd grader who had been a kindergarten …

Becoming an Early Childhood Advocate

by Guest Author

by Rae Pica​Note that this piece was originally posted on the NAEYC Hello website.  It is re-published with permission from the author. ​I’ve found that …