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ERIC Number: ED512211
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Why America Needs High-Quality Early Care and Education
Business Roundtable
Business Roundtable (BRT) and Corporate Voices for Working Families (CVWF) believe federal and state efforts to develop early care and education systems for children birth through age five must be based on a set of guiding Principles that define the components of a successful system and high-quality programs. These Principles draw on current early childhood research, lessons from K-12 education reform efforts and applicable lessons from the nation's experience in building a voluntary system of higher education. The six Principles presented in this paper are interconnected; they are not listed in priority order. BRT, CVWF and others will use these Principles to assess existing early education programs; consider philanthropic priorities; evaluate policy proposals on prekindergarten, Head Start and other programs; and formulate policy positions. These principles are: (1) Learning; (2) Standards; (3) Teachers; (4) Parents; (5) Accountability; and (6) Partnerships. Supporting research is appended. A bibliography is included.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Business Roundtable
Identifiers - Location: United States