ERIC Number: ED367495
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
FAAIR Coalition Report.
Windflower Enterprises, Colorado Springs, CO.
The FAAIR Coalition was created to address the growing career development movement and its impact on family day care. FAAIR is an acronym for Flexibility, Attainability, Affordability, Inclusiveness, and Respect for others. The coalition was founded in 1992 in response to a draft Professional Development Model for family day care providers produced by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The NAEYC report contained what the FAAIR Coalition considered to be unfair training burdens for family day care providers and unfair definitions of what constituted a child care professional; the Coalition claimed the report was prepared with little or no input from family day care providers or advocates. A more recent version of the NAEYC report has addressed some of these deficiencies, but is still unacceptable to FAAIR. Family day care providers are urged to join the FAAIR Coalition to help it advocate appropriate standards for family day care. (MDM)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Caregiver Role, Caregiver Training, Child Caregivers, Early Childhood Education, Family Day Care, National Organizations, Politics of Education, Professional Development, Standards, Teacher Education
Windflower Enterprises, 815 North Nevada Avenue, Suite 1, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (all updates and reports included in $8 membership).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Windflower Enterprises, Colorado Springs, CO.
Identifiers: FAAIR Coalition; National Association Educ of Young Children