ERIC Number: ED479399
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Partnering To Promote Emotional Wellness in Young Children: Delaware's Framework for Action, 2003.
Delaware State Dept. of Education, Dover.
On the premise that access to services addressing children's emotional well-being is essential to improving the quality of care received, this paper presents a framework or plan of action to ensure that those services are accessible in Delaware and meet the needs of all children, their parents, and the child care community that serves them. Emotional wellness is defined as the ability to trust, thrive, relate to others, and have a sense of well-being, personal worth, and resilience. The framework to promote emotional wellness is intended for agencies, employers, service providers, early care and education programs and councils, and others to guide individual and collaborative action supporting the emotional well-being of young children and their families. The paper outlines 6 major goals and 82 strategies and implementation tasks to support children and families. The goals relate to: (1) prevention, early intervention, and treatment; (2) educational opportunities; (3) public will; (4) governance; (5) financing; and (6) results. The paper notes that while Delaware policymakers believe all children deserve emotional support, it is imperative that special interventions are available for children exposed to separation, trauma, and life stressors. The report further states that successful action will occur when the state creates the caring needed to garner public-private resources collaboratively to support the whole child within his or her family. Included is a glossary of important terms and a list of the members of the framework planning committee. (KB)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Child Care, Child Care Quality, Child Caregivers, Childhood Needs, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Emotional Development, Interpersonal Relationship, Mental Health, Objectives, Program Descriptions, Resilience (Personality), Self Esteem, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Trust (Psychology), Well Being, Young Children
Delaware Department of Education, P.O. Box 1402, Townsend Building, Dover, DE 19903-1402. Tel: 302-739-4288; Fax: 302-739-4654; Web site: http://www.doe.state.de.us. For full text: http://www.doe.state.de.us/early_childhood/Emotional/emotional.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Delaware State Dept. of Education, Dover.
Identifiers - Location: Delaware