Will you be in Washington DC for National Association for the Education of Young Children 2018? Take time between sessions to visit the Teachers College Press booth in the exhibit hall. We’ll be there with our latest books on early childhood education. Below, we’ve listed some information and tips for attendees.

Fun facts to know before you go

  • Did you know NAEYC founder, Patty Smith Hill co-created the tune that became “Happy Birthday to You”
  • The ever iconic, Fred Rogers, weighed 143 pound for most of his adult life. 143 is code for “I Love You” Learn more during the NAEYC keynote presentation
  • NAEYC originated from the previous National Association for Nursery Education
  • The Environmental Rating Scale assessment tools developed by Thelma Harris have been in effect for over 30 years. To learn more, stop by Richard Clifford’s presentation entitled “Assessing quality in family child care homes: FCCERS-R and CCERS-3 finding” on Thursday, November 15th
  • The Teachers College Press booth will have book signings throughout the conference, view our schedule here
  • The first kindergarten in the US was established over 60 years ago in Wisconsin
  • 75 years ago, West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette was decided, which protects students from being forced to salute the American flag or say the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools

What attendees are looking forward to

9780807758922 wright small“I am looking forward to attending sessions, visiting the exhibit hall, seeing colleagues and friends and of course my presentation and book signing.”
– Brian L. Wright, author of The Brilliance of Black Boys with contributions by Shelly L. Counsell. Stop by TC Press Booth #1360 on Friday, November 16th at 1 PM for our book signing

9780807777381 maguire fong small“We are looking forward to engaging others in thinking with us about what it takes to make the world a better place for babies.”
– Mary Jane Maguire-Fong and Marsha Peralta, authors of Infant and Toddler Development from Conception to Age 3 with a book signing on Thursday, November 15th at 2 PM

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