The National Association for The Education of Young Children and BAM Radio Network have partnered to bring you NAEYC Radio. Rae Pica and Mark Ginsberg host the program that will focus on a different topic each month. The program was developed by early childhood professionals to bring the best and latest insights directly to parents and educators.
ECE Advocacy 101: You're At The Table Or On The Menu
There are so many challenges that hinder ECE professionals from successfully advocating for continued support, that many are inclined to simply not participate. However, as one of our guests says, "you're either at the table or on the menu." Fortunately there are new ways to advocate and simple steps that any ECE professional can take to ensure support for the field.
Rae Pica with Suzanne Gellens, Executive Director of the Florida AEYC; Aaron Carrara, President and Board Chair of the Texas AEYC, works for Metropolitan Montessori Schools in Houston, Texas; Kristen Kerr is the Executive Director of the New York AEYC; and Sandra Giarde, Executive Director, California Association for the Education of Young Children.
Early Childhood Education:The Road Ahead
Early childhood educators are accustomed to being ignored by policy makes and even the rest of the education profession. Perhaps this will change as a result of The Department of Education's Early Learning Challenge. In this segment we ask education leaders from around the nation to weigh in on what this new program means to the early childhood sector.
Rae Pica with Kimberly Tice, Executive Director of the Association for the Education of Young Children (AEYC); Suzanne Gellens, Executive Director of the Florida AEYC; Aaron Carrara, President and Board Chair of the Texas AEYC, works for Metropolitan Montessori Schools in Houston, Texas; Kristen Kerr is the Executive Director of the New York AEYC.
Strategies for Supporting Dual Language Learners
The ability to teach dual language learners is becoming increasing important as our demographics shift across the nation. In this segment our guest clarifies misconceptions on the topic and shares practical strategies.
Karen Nemeth, Ed.M., founder and lead consultant of Language Castle LLC, is the author of Many Languages, Early Connections: Teaching Infants and Toddlers who are Dual Language Learners. Karen is a writer and consulting editor for NAEYC, and is the Dual Language Learning Advisor for Teaching Young Children. Karen serves on the executive board of NJTESOL-NJBE. She consults with early childhood programs all over the country and will be presenting at the NAEYC conference in November.
Who Will Save Kindergarten?
Our guest continues to sound the alarm that play in being pushed out of kindergarten to the detriment of the children. In the segment Vivian offers suggestion for pushing back against the system.
Vivian Gussin Paley writes and teaches about the world of young children. She is the author of A Child’s Work: The Importance of Fantasy Play. A kindergarten teacher for 37 years, Mrs. Paley brings her storytelling/story acting and discussion techniques to children, teachers, and parents throughout the world, and in 2004 was named Outstanding Educator in the Language Arts by the National Council of Teachers in English.
How Federal Policies Affect Early Childhood
Federal spending has a profound impact on early childhood programs. With significant budget cuts looming, we talk this month about how early childhood educators can use their voices to impact federal funding of early childhood programs.
How to Begin Teaching Physics in Early Childhood
Is there a place for physics and science in early childhood education? Our guests say the answer is an unequivocal yes and share insights about how to begin to introduce the subject to young children.