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      Childhood Development Series Highlights Global Development Goals
      Catch a glimpse of what researchers found out about the development of young children all over the world.
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      The Rotten Truth -- Discovering Decay!
      Learn more about what happens to pumpkins when they decompose and why decay is important.
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      Addressing Implicit Bias
      As a leader in anti-bias education, NAEYC is committed to sharing new research and resources that help ensure all children have equal access to high-quality early learning.
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      Are You Ready to be an Excellent Teacher?
      As an educator, could you use informative tips and best practices to enhance your classroom? Join NAEYC October 27 for an in-person learning workshop just for teachers.
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      Learn about our strategic direction. 
      NAEYC strives to ensure that all young children reach their full potential.  Learn more about our plans as we continue to advance the early learning profession.
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