A Tribute to Vivian Paley

by Blakely Bundy, Co-Director of DEY and former Executive Director of The Alliance for Early Childhood, located on the North Shore of Chicago Vivian Gussin …

DEY Platform, Written in 2012, is Still Relevant

[This post was originally published August 13, 2012 on deyproject.org] Note: DEY’s Senior Advisor Nancy Carlsson-Paige and our National Advisory board member Deborah Meier recently …

Virtual Pre-K Closes a Gap, And Exposes It

DEY Suggests Alternatives to Online Preschool

Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood (CCFC)

Defending the Early Years (DEY) and Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC)  issued a statement urging The Audacious Project, housed at TED, and designed to …

The Five Principles of Anji Play

Part two in my five-part series on true play will focus on the five principles of Anji Play. Founded by Ms. Cheng Xueqin, the Director …

What is True Play?

true play, Anji Play, the play revolution in China and the U.S.

As a play advocate and a protector of childhood, I was immediately drawn to learning more about the play revolution, true play, and Anji Play. …