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We need you - educators, parents, partners, and allies - to raise a powerful, collective voice to demand that our nation's policies catch up with the science about the importance of brain development, and the benefits of investing in high-quality early learning built with educators who are skilled, supported, and compensated for the complex and demanding jobs they perform.



For more than 80 years, the National Association for the Education of Young Children has worked to raise the quality of programs for all children from birth through age eight. A major part of NAEYC's efforts to improve early childhood education is through different systems of accreditation for programs that are committed to meeting national standards of quality.



The Awards Committee is seeking nominations for four honorary awards to be given at the annual SDAEYC Conference. Evidence of philosophy and activities should be presented in the description of outstanding service and in the letter of support from peers and/or students. 


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