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ERIC Number: ED355020
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
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Children in Crisis: Ideas for Child Care Professionals as Citizens.
Honig, Alice Sterling
Children in America are in crisis. As citizens, child care professionals can write letters to and apply political pressure on elected officials, galvanizing them to improve the lives of young children and their families. In the field of education, action is needed to: (1) provide human development curricula in elementary schools; (2) link education and health in life science training; (3) encourage parent and student involvement in schools; (4) provide more child development courses for licensed professionals; (5) adapt public schools as child care sites; and (6) encourage business and school partnerships. In the area of infant and prenatal care, child care professionals can work to ensure prenatal care; focus on minority males when they are infants and toddlers; teach young boys about babies; help prevent unwanted pregnancies; provide partnering help for mothers in labor; organize outreach home visitation programs throughout the nation; attach health care centers to child care centers; work with the boyfriends of pregnant girls; teach child development skills to workers in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program; and support federal tracking of fathers for child support. In addition, worthy wages for child care workers should be championed. Political involvement is needed to promote the quality of life for children in America. (MM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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