To celebrate the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May, the NAEYC Asian Interest Forum (AIF) would like to pay tribute to Asian American early childhood educators and educators who have been helping Asian American children and families thrive in the United States by sharing their teacher profiles. We are also putting together this Asian American Pacific Islander Early Childhood Education resource page for educators to access resources. We can't do this alone and we need your help! If you have a relevant resource you would like to include in the AIF resource page, please let us know through the NAEYC AIF HELLO page.
Let's celebrate our Asian American early childhood educators and educators who have been helping Asian American children and families thrive in the United States! To view their teaching profile, just click the video clip below.
AAPI Resources *We will be adding more resources here.
In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, join TT Professional Development Trainer Sarah-SoonLing Blackburn and Teaching and Learning Specialist Jon Tobin in unpacking the origins, meaning and contemporary impact of the term "Asian American Pacific Islander." We will also break down the model minority myth and provide educators with resources to effectively teach AAPI history.
A comprehensive list of recommended Asian Pacific American children’s and young adult books. These books have been carefully selected by the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association. They represent the best and the broadest children’s and young adult stories representing the Asian diaspora.
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America's history and are instrumental in its future success.
We want to express our heartfelt thank you to all NAEYC members and staff for your continued support of AIF's mission. We also want to give a big shout out to First 5 San Francisco for producing the teachers' video profiles through the Excellence in Teaching Awards.
Sandy Baba, Ph.D., Jenny Yen, Ph.D.
Co-Facilitators, NAEYC AIF