ERIC Number: ED319493
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Five Position Statements of the Southern Association on Children Under 6 (SACUS): (1) Employer Sponsored Child Care; (2) Developmentally Appropriate Assessment; (3) Continuity of Learning for Four-to-Seven-Year-old Children; (4) Quality Child Care; (5) Multicultural Education
Southern Association on Children Under Six, Little Rock, AR.
Five position statements of the Southern Association on Children Under Six are presented in this document. The statement on developmentally appropriate assessment includes such topics as testing practices that harm young children; limitations of standardized testing; misuses of test data; and assessment criteria. The statement on continuity of learning addresses the topics of children as learners; early childhood professionals and paraprofessionals; educational and child care settings for young children; and recommendations. The statement on quality of child care concerns children's needs to: (1) feel safe and comfortable; (2) be involved in meaningful activities; (3) be supported as full-time learners; (4) learn how to live comfortably with others; (5) have their physical development supported; (6) be given lessons on health, nutrition, and safety; (7) feel that there is consistency in their lives; and (8) know that parents and caregivers care about them. The statement on multicultural education concerns ways in which an improved understanding of multicultural education can be developed; ways in which teachers and parents can share the responsibility of enhancing children's multicultural awareness; and recommendations for keeping the learning environment consistently multiethnic. The statement on employer-sponsored child care focuses on the issues of who needs child care, why employers should care about child care, what employers can do, and what the options for employer-supported care are. Selected references are cited. (RH)
Descriptors: Day Care, Developmental Continuity, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Employer Supported Day Care, Multicultural Education, Position Papers, Student Evaluation
Southern Association on Children Under Six, P.O. Box 5403, Brady Station, Little Rock, AR 72215 (set of 5 papers, $1.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Association on Children Under Six, Little Rock, AR.