ERIC Number: ED053805
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May-15
Reference Count: 0
Teaching the Young Child: Goals for Illinois.
Katz, Lilian G.
This paper, outlining the present goals, purposes and future role of the Illinois Association for the Education of Young Children (ILLAEYC), discusses what is involved in providing high quality programs for young children everywhere, not only in Illinois. Among ILLAEYC's objectives: (1) to provide a channel of information for people working with young children; (2) to maintain a close watch on the standards, quality and availability of services offered to young children; (3) to develop positions as a State group on the proper priorities in terms of young children's needs; and (4) to foster strong working relationships with other groups concerned with young children. To achieve high quality programs, there must be eye-to-eye contact and intensive interaction with each child, and there must be time for reflection on each day's activities. The educator's primary responsibility is the quality of day-to-day encounters of individual adults with individual children. By concentrating on this approach, educators can achieve two goals simultaneously: provide high quality service to children and impress (rather than pressure) those who seek counsel on education programs for young children. (AJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Information Resources.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Early Childhood Education, Champaign, IL.
Identifiers: Illinois Association for Education Young Children
Note: Paper based on a speech presented at the First Annual Conference of the Ill. Association for the Education of Young Children, Champaign, Ill., May 15, 1971