ERIC Number: ED160230
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Oct-20
Reference Count: N/A
Tennessee Association on Young Children Public Policy Position Paper.
Mallory, Bruce L.
This paper states the position of the Tennessee Association for Young Children (TAYC) on public policies affecting young children. Eight general principles are listed: (1) legislative action should be based on accurate assessment of the current status of young children in Tennessee; (2) support should be given to children from nontraditional as well as traditional families; (3) policies should be designed to compliment rather than substitute for the child rearing responsibilities of families; (4) policies seeking to improve children's development should concentrate on the period from conception to school age; (5) parent and community participation should be mandated in publicly funded social service programs; (6) equal opportunity to benefit from services should be provided to all children regardless of sex, ethnic, religious or cultural background; (7) policies should be designed so that they can be fairly and uniformly enforced; and (8) regular evaluation should be made of the impact of policies on children and their families. Three policy issues to be addressed in 1979 are also discussed briefly: licensing of day care programs, government reorganization, and child care and preschool programs (Author/CM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Association on Young Children, Knoxville.