Open Call for Beta Testers

Dear NAEYC members,

For the past few months we have been diligently working to launch Hello, your new online communities platform. We are excited to share that we are fast approaching a major milestone in the project: beginning our beta testing phase. But to have successful beta testing we need your help.

We are conducting an open call for 50 to 100 people who would like to sign up to beta test the new platform. This is an exclusive opportunity for interest forum members to get involved and check out the new platform before anyone else. We want your input so we can make Hello as user-friendly as possible.

Beta testing will consist of a series of exercises designed to test the site’s usability and functionality before we launch to the general membership. The exercises will take no more than one hour of your time total and there is no cost to participate. If you are interested in becoming a beta tester please fill out all the information requested on this form. When beta testing begins we will reach out to you with instructions for participating.

We hope you will join us for this exciting step in launching your new communities site. We expect beta testing to happen in late January and will send an update on the actual dates as soon as we know. A quick Beta Testing FAQ is attached to this email. If you any questions feel free to email me at or ask your facilitator for more information.
I look forward to seeing you online,
Gilmar Rosas  |  Community Manager

National Association for the Education of Young Children
1313 L Street NW, Suite 500, Washington DC 20005  |  Find us on Facebook and Twitter

Have questions? Check out this handy FAQ (betatestingfaq).


Interested in being a Proposal Reviewer?

Happy 2017!

NAEYC is in the process of recruiting peer reviewers to help review session proposals for our Professional Learning Institute and for our Annual Conference this year.

Two very important things to note regarding this volunteer activity:

1)      Anyone who serves as a peer reviewer and who successfully completes the review of the proposals they are sent (for either Annual or Institute) will receive a complimentary registration for Annual or Institute (or for both, should they choose to be a peer reviewer for both events). This is contingent upon NAEYC receiving reviewed proposals by the deadline communicated.

2)      Applicants may select whether they want to review proposals for Annual, Institute or BOTH during the application process. That is not presently clear from the description of the opportunity on this page, but the choice is presented as applicants move through the application online.

More information about this opportunity and a link to the online application may be found at

PLEASE NOTE: we apologize for the tight timeline, but all applications must be submitted by January 13 so that we can stay on track with our overall timeline.

The peer review process is highly important in that it ensures high-quality content at NAEYC’s annual professional events. Any NAEYC member may apply to be a proposal reviewer and applications are reviewed for knowledge, experience, and background in conjunction with the knowledge, skills and backgrounds represented by the current pool of NAEYC proposal reviewers. All review work is completed online and communications take place primarily via email.