NAGC Position Statements & White Papers
Position Statements and White Papers help clarify issues in gifted and talented education and set NAGC's position on these issues.
Anyone watching a group of children playing will see many differences among them. Many of the questions NAGC receives from parents are about children ages 8 and under who are performing at more advanced levels than their peers. After the initial excitement of watching a child learn, parents notice the disparities in children and begin to have questions – Is my child advanced?, How do I make sure there is a continued interest in learning?, and What happens when my child enters school?
There are a few stumbling blocks for parents and educators of gifted young children
What can preschool and kindergarten programs do?
Read NAGC’s Early Childhood Position Paper
Purchase Challenging Exceptional Bright Children in Early Childhood Classrooms by Anna Gadzikowski and Early Childhood Gifted Education (Practical Strategies in Gifted Education) by Frances A. Karnes, Kristen R Stephens, and Nancy Hertzog, available from Prufrock Press.