Networks - Early Childhood

Mission

The NAGC Early Childhood Network promotes high quality, developmentally appropriate and differentiated learning for young children exhibiting giftedness from birth through age 8. This includes children from underserved populations, i.e. twice exceptional, cultural, ethnic, linguistic, and socioeconomic groups, who have high ability, advanced cognitive development, or the potential for advanced learning experiences and academic achievement.

This mission statement is new as of July, 2017.  In accordance with the NAGC Strategic Framework of Minds. Policies. Practices, the Early Childhood Network revised it mission statement to more accurately reflect the overall goals of NAGC.  Gifted specialists working with young learners are in a unique position to address challenges faced in those early critical years.  The mission statement was approved by the NAGC Board of Directors and in July 2017, by the network's members.

 

Leadership

Megan Parker Peters, Chair

Teresa Reddish, Chair Elect

Barbara Dullaghan, Convention Program Chair

Sample Newsletter

Early Childhood Network Convention Attendance Grant

The Early Childhood Network of NAGC recognizes the importance of practitioners who have direct, daily contact with young gifted children. In an effort to support and encourage the participation of practitioners in NAGC and the Early Childhood Network, two (2) attendance grants of $250 each will be awarded for registration at the 2017 NAGC Annual Convention in Charlotte, NC. To apply, please submit a 200-250 word article proposal for consideration for a future Early Childhood network newsletter.  Learn more about the Early Childhood Attendance Grant