ERIC Number: ED425834
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Change Agent for a Changing World. NAEYC Annual Report, October 1, 1997-September 30, 1998.
National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.
This annual report of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is organized around the organization's three goals: (1) improving professional practice by promoting standards of excellence among and providing information and resources to early childhood professionals; (2) improving understanding and support for high quality early childhood programs among parents and the general public, as well as policy makers and the media; and (3) building and maintaining a strong, inclusive organization. In addressing the first goal, the report describes the following contributions to the development of young children: (1) the first videoconference entitled, "The Leading Edge"; (2) new position statement entitled "Learning to Read and Write"; (3) enhancements to NAEYC's accreditation system; (4) improvement in information exchange and idea testing; and (5) taking and promoting positions. In addressing the second goal, the report describes the following contributions: (1) new public policy activities; and (2) new public awareness activities. In addressing the third goal, the report describes the Summit II conference, held to explore structural changes necessary to meet the needs of the membership. The report concludes with a brief financial summary for the year. (SD)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Change Strategies, Child Advocacy, Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Organizational Change, Organizational Development, Organizational Effectiveness, Organizational Objectives, Organizations (Groups), Planning, Self Evaluation (Groups)
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1509 16th Street N.W., Washington, DC 20036-1426; Tel: 800-424-2460 (Toll Free); Tel: 202-232-8777; Web site: www.naeyc.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.