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ERIC Number: EJ1125469
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Changing Policy to Achieve Equity for Infants and Toddlers
Mayoral, Maria Victoria; Noguera, Pedro Antonio; Ray, Aisha; Maparyan, Layli; Hogan, Lauren
ZERO TO THREE, v35 n3 p31-35, 38-45 Jan 2015
ZERO TO THREE's (ZTT) mission is to ensure that all babies have a strong start in life. The mission is intentionally inclusive of "all babies," because ZTT envisions a society with the knowledge and will to support all infants and toddlers in reaching their full potential. In recognition of a "strong start," ZTT strives to ensure that each and every child has good health, strong families, and positive early learning experiences (ZERO TO THREE, 2009). It is essential that children experience these from the very beginning because these experiences will lay the foundation for success throughout their lives and will help either perpetuate or dissipate inequities that humans face, even before they are born. In the quest to fulfill its mission, ZTT continuously strives to become more culturally competent, inclusive, and equitable. ZTT staff members use a shared definition of equity and cultural competence which informs our shared understanding of these goals and guides our priorities and partnerships. This article details the definitions and key questions which guide ZTT's approach in this area. Questions and answers presented to each of the authors, are followed by individual references.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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