ERIC Number: ED409999
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
I Am Your Child/Early Childhood Public Engagement Campaign. Report on Local, State and National Organization Activities.
Families and Work Inst., New York, NY.
Comprised of two reports, this publication summarizes the activities of state and local coalitions and national organizations in the I Am Your Child Early Childhood Public Engagement Campaign, an effort to increase public awareness of the importance of the early childhood stage of development. The first report summarizes activities and accomplishments of states and local communities and provides selected state and community profiles. Activities and accomplishments are noted in three areas: (1) public awareness and education activities, including dissemination of material from a conference on brain development, community mobilization efforts, and the involvement of local media and public television; (2) action plans and next steps, including submission or support of legislation supporting health care access, parent support programs, child abuse prevention, quality early care and education; and (3) coalition development, including strong representation from business, government, higher education, Head Start, media and others. The second report details national organization activities, notably information sharing and linking members to state and local action and companion campaign activities, such as creating a task force to provide state and federal policy leadership. This section profiles current and proposed activities of: (1) Families and Work Institute; (2) American Academy of Pediatrics; (3) American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences; (4) Canadian Institute of Child Health; Child Care Action Campaign; (5) Children Television Workshop NY; (6) National Association of Child Advocates; (7) National Association of Childrens Hospitals and Related Institutions; (8) National Center for Children in Poverty; (9) National Center for Family Literacy; (10) National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies; (11) National Association for the Education of Young Children; (12) National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education; (13) National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse; (14) National Governors Association; (15) National Head Start Association; (16) National Latino Childrens Institute; (17) National League of Cities; (18) Parents as Teachers National Center; and (19) Zero to Three. Included are contact persons for each state, community, and organization involved. (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Families and Work Inst., New York, NY.