DRAFT NAEYC Position Statement: Advancing Equity and Diversity in Early Childhood Education
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NAEYC has long-standing commitments to the principles of anti-discrimination and anti-racism that we have embedded in our advocacy for high-quality early education for all young children. We have proudly published resources on anti-bias education (Derman-Sparks and the ABC Task Force, 1989; Derman-Sparks & Edwards, 2009) for nearly 30 years. Although equity and diversity are referenced in our core values and beliefs, we have not had a separate position statement focused solely on these issues. The time has come for a clear position statement on equity and diversity to guide our work as we define and advance the early childhood education profession and ensure high-quality early learning for all young children.
We have developed a draft position statement on "Advancing Equity and Diversity in Early Childhood Education". NAEYC policy requires all position statements to have multiple rounds of member comment and feedback as they are developed or revised, and we are eager for your engagement. The DAP and Diversity & Equity Workgroup and Early Learning Systems Committee will consider all submitted feedback to construct a final draft. The initial round of feedback closed on June 30, 2018, but a revised draft will be released for a second round of comments in the fall, prior to its consideration by the Governing Board for adoption.
Your Engagement is Critical
The initial round of feedback is now closed. You may submit comments and reflections directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. Watch for the revised draft and comment period that will open this fall.
Su Participación es Necesaria
La primera ronda de comentarios se ha cerrado, pero aún queremos escuchar sus pensamientos sobre la declaración de posición. Puede hacerlo por vía de un correo electrónico dirigido a email@example.com. Aguarde, un borrador revisado y una nueva ronda de comentarios se abrirá este otoño.
Members of the NAEYC Governing Board explain why your feedback on the draft of this position statement is so important:
Miembros de la Junta Directiva de NAEYC explican porque sus comentarios y reflecciones sobre el borrador de la declaración de posicion son tan importantes: