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Advancing Equity: Endnotes

The endnotes are available as a PDF for readers to print and use as they read the statement.
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Conclusion and Acknowledgements

NAEYC appreciates the work of the Developmentally Appropriate Practice/Diversity and Equity Workgroup and the Early Learning Systems Committee, who participated in the development of this statement.  See a full list here.
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Recommendations for Public Policymakers

Work to change any policy that either directly or through unintended negative consequences undermines children’s physical and emotional well-being or weakens the bonds between children and their families.
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September 13, 2019

Announcing Advancing Equity in Early Childhood Education

This statement breaks new ground for the field and for NAEYC, affirming that all children have the right to equitable learning opportunities and that all early childhood educators have a professional obligation to advance equity.

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Authored by: Amy O'Leary, Rhian Evans Allvin
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Recommendations for Everyone

The following general recommendations apply to everyone involved in any aspect of early childhood education.
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Advancing Equity: Position

When early childhood educators use inclusive teaching approaches, they demonstrate that they respect diversity and value all children’s strengths.
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Advancing Equity: Purpose

This position statement is one of five foundational documents NAEYC has developed in collaboration with the early childhood profession.
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Advancing Equity: Endorsing Organizations

We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with so many leading organizations in our collective work to ensure all children have access to equitable learning opportunities that help them achieve their full potential as engaged learners.
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Young Children
September 1, 2019

Building a Gender-Balanced Workforce: Supporting Male Teachers

Wanting to understand the intrinsic and extrinsic factors that impact men’s decisions to teach in early childhood, we spent two years studying the experiences of male early childhood educators in New York City.

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Authored by: Kirsten Cole, Jean-Yves Plaisir, Mindi Reich-Shapiro, Antonio Freitas
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2019

Supporting Emergent Bilingual Children: A Checklist for Early Childhood Educators

Research shows that learning multiple languages is very beneficial for children’s development. This checklist will help you support young children’s bilingual learning in a rich literacy and language classroom environment.

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Authored by: Shelley Pasnik, Naomi Hupert
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