ERIC Number: ED414994
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Profile of the National Association of Early Childhood Educators.
This profile describes various facets of Saint Lucia's National Association of Early Childhood Educators (NAECE), whose mission is "to stand up for the rights of children." The profile first presents the association's 5-year action plan, which includes goals for: (1) technical assistance, for example scholarships for the poor to attend early childhood education centers, acquisition of equipment for centers, and dissemination of information; (2) training, for parent educators and community-based management, for example; (3) services, including selling low-cost materials to centers and parents; (4) local and international fundraising; (5) infant-school liaison, including publication of a manual on child development; (6) evaluation, including assessment of NAECE's impact on early childhood centers; (7) government advocacy, such as contact with specific education officials; (8) institutional development, such as acquisition of necessary office equipment; and (9) publicity, including releasing information on radio and television. The profile continues with a discussion of the rationale of NAECE, particularly its advocacy of community-based early childhood education, followed by a listing of the organization's nine objectives. The profile concludes with a presentation of NAECE's budget for 1996-97. (EV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Laborie Community Education Centre (St. Lucia).
Identifiers - Location: Saint Lucia