NAEYC Releases State Developments Report
New Report on Coaching and Quality Assistance in State QRIS
Full-Day Kindergarten: What States Are/Are Not Doing from Children’s Defense Fund
United Nations Convention on Rights of the Child: Ratification Petition
The National Center on Children in Poverty (NCCP) has just issued a new report, "Coaching and Quality Assistance in Quality Rating Improvement Systems: Approaches Used by TA Providers to Improve Quality in Early Care and Education Programs and Home-based Settings". The report is based on interviews with technical assistance providers in 17 states that have a statewide quality rating and improvement system. The report describes features of the quality assistance they are providing, such as strengthening different aspects of quality, coaching methods, and the support that technical assistance providers receive to do their work, culminating with a set of recommendations. You can download the report here.
The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) has released new information on the status of full-day kindergarten across the country. To see how your state compares on access to full-day kindergarten, click here.CDF welcomes your feedback and will be providing more information in the weeks and months to come on this issue.
United States’ ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is long overdue. The CRC sets outs basic rights for all children across the globe including the right to survival; to develop to the fullest potential; to be protected from abuse, neglect and exploitation; and to participate in family, cultural and social life. Written in part by the U.S. government, signed by President Clinton in 1995, it has not been sent to the U.S. Senate for ratification. Almost every nation has ratified the CRC, except the U.S. and Somalia. NAEYC has had a position for many years in support of the CRC. Help get the CRC sent to the U.S. Senate for ratification by signing the petition here.
To learn more about the CRC, click here.
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