REVISED DRAFT NAEYC Position Statement: Advancing Equity in Early Childhood Education
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The revised final draft of "Advancing Equity in Early Childhood Education" is now available for view. 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 2010) 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.
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 prior to the statement's final adoption by the NAEYC Governing Board. This round of feedback closed on April 5, 2019.
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.