- U.S. Senate Resolutions Recognize Week of the Young Child and Dia de los Niños
- NAEYC and Alliance of Early Childhood Teacher Educators Release New Publication
U.S. Senate Resolutions Recognize Week of the Young Child and Dia de los Niños
Two Resolutions were introduced this week in the United States Senate to honor young children. Senators Begich and Murkowski of Alaska introduced the resolution proclaiming April 22 – 28, 2012 the Week of the Young Child, noting the establishment of Week of the Young Child by NAEYC and the activities that are going on across the country. This resolution urges everyone to recognize the importance of the early years in children’s lives, the remaining unmet needs of young children for affordable, high-quality early development and learning programs, and the value of the professionals who work with young children and families. Senator Menendez of New Jersey introduced the Resolution marking April 30 as Dia de los Niños, which also calls for greater public awareness and support for the needs of young children. We thank these Senators for their efforts to raise public awareness and to celebrate children’s early years. Let us know about governor, mayor or other proclamations in your state and community to honor Week of the Young Child and Dia de los Niños by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAEYC and Alliance of Early Childhood Teacher Educators Release New Publication
NAEYC and the Alliance of Early Childhood Teacher Educators (National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators and ACCESS: Associate Degree Early Childhood Teacher Educators) released the Early Childhood Education Professional Development: Adult Education Glossary. Together with the Early Childhood Education Professional Development: Training and Technical Assistance Glossary (jointly developed last year by NAEYC and NACCRRA), these two glossaries provide shared language for use across all forms of early childhood professional development: training, technical assistance and adult education. They include definitions of common terms used in the development, implementation and evaluation of professional development programs; in policy decisions and regulations; and in research and literature reviews, to support integrated professional development systems.
The glossaries are intended to serve as a guide for states to adapt and adjust as needed to meet their specific needs in clarifying professional development roles and policies; assisting with determining and supporting the knowledge and capabilities of those providing professional development; and in data efforts to count and track all types of professional development. The definitions also are designed to provide common understandings, or starting points, for research and national or cross-state discussions.
To view the Adult Education Glossary, click here.
To view the Training and Technical Assistance Glossary, click here.
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