Networks - Early Childhood

Mission

The Network's mission is to maintain and promote an attitude of inquiry and to disseminate information in the areas of early childhood gifted:

  • Identification and assessment (establish a rationale that supports early identification of giftedness; establish a resource guide to instruments and procedures for early identification; develop suggestions for the use of assessment information in effective educational planning); 
  • Curricula and programs (develop criteria for appropriate curricula and/or programs; identify appropriate curriculum materials; identify program models, implementation strategies, evaluation methods; design staff development materials and methodologies);
  • Research (create a solid research base; design and implement studies that address current needs in the area of early childhood gifted children); and
  • Parenting (facilitate and support parent networks and advocacy groups; develop materials for effective parenting of early childhood gifted children).

Leadership

Laura Beltchenko, Chair

Julie Smith, Chair-Elect

Barbara Dullaghan, Convention Program Chair

Recent 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 2014 NAGC Annual Convention in Baltimore, MD, November 13-16, 2014.  Learn more about the Early Childhood Attendance Grant