The Power of Early Childhood Teaching

Guest Blogger/ January 25, 2024/ Uncategorized

Imagine a world where personal interactions are positive, we respect one another’s opinions, and we have civil conversation. Imagine yourself, as a teacher of young children, impacting the change that is possible. THAT IS THE POWER OF EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHING. WHAT YOU DO MATTERS. IT CAN CHANGE THE WORLD! Research over the last 20 years has revealed that young children

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A Day in Family Child Care

Guest Blogger/ October 10, 2023/ Uncategorized

While the majority of VAAEYC members work in programs and centers, there is a segment of our membership that we represent that is often overlooked, Family Child Care. Many of these programs started in homes of care givers that were already caring for their own children, or extended family and neighbors’ children. These licensed programs are run and staffed by

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Unlocking Your Potential in Early Childhood Education with the Child Development Associate® (CDA) Credential™

Guest Blogger/ August 30, 2023/ Uncategorized

If you’re part of VAAEYC (Virginia Association for the Education of Young Children), you’re likely driven by a passion for working with young children and making a positive impact on their lives. The Child Development Associate® (CDA) Credential™ could be the key to advancing your career in early childhood education (ECE). The Council for Professional Recognition, a global leader in

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VAAEYC Summer Reading

Guest Blogger/ July 20, 2023/ Uncategorized

As summer reading goes, I find myself looking towards the children’s literature on my bookshelves and revisiting some of the books that I recently purchased to help diversify and update our preschool library.  We often hold onto books forever, it seems, but when we think of what we are reading and sharing with young children, we must provide room for

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10 Children’s Books To Read During LGBTQ+ Pride Month

VAAEYC Admin/ June 19, 2023/ Uncategorized

Books that embrace diversity, celebrate individuality, and instill compassion. By Macaroni KID June 7, 2023- reposted with permission Article Courtesy of Macaroni KID Subscribe here: June is a vibrant and meaningful month filled with rainbow-colored joy! It all began in 1969 with the iconic Stonewall riots, a historic event that paved the way for the rights of LGBTQ+ Americans.

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The Source for Learning Webinar

VAAEYC Admin/ June 12, 2023/ Uncategorized

What’s the Difference? Culturally Responsive Teaching & Learning in Early Childhood Education Assessing Dual Language Learners in Early Childhood Programs An accurate and valid assessment of DLLs’ overall development is vital to the enhancement of educational services and of the program itself. This webinar will discuss the importance of child assessment in all areas of a high-quality ECE program, including

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Meet the Presenter: Salina Yoon

VAAEYC Admin/ October 14, 2021/ Uncategorized

Salina Yoon is a Geisel Honor-winning author/illustrator of a dozen picture books and early readers and nearly 200 innovative novelty books, with over 4.5 million books sold worldwide. KIKI AND JAX, THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF FRIENDSHIP, a picture book she co-authored and illustrated with international tidying superstar and bestselling author, Marie Kondo, released November 2019. Other awards include the Award

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