ERIC Number: ED305153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Early Childhood & Family Education: Foundations for Success.
Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.
This policy statement focuses on educators' responsibility to provide programs that meet the needs of young children and their families. The statement is a call to action, urging the development of direct, creative, and expanded assistance that would not only help individual families, but would also be sound national policy. Listed are principles underlying recommended strategies. Strategies described include: (1) providing high-quality early childhood services to all children, with a concentration of public resources on programs for children at risk; (2) strengthening capacities of families; (3) assuring standards of quality for early childhood programs; and (4) collaborating to provide comprehensive services to young children and families. Concluding remarks assert that chief state school officers are ready to join with families, colleagues, policymakers, and the public to implement these strategies. (RH)
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Cooperation, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Family Programs, High Risk Persons, Parent Education, Position Papers, Program Development, Public Policy, State Programs
Council of Chief State School Officers, 400 North Capitol Street, N.W., Suite 379, Washington, DC 20001 (free).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.