NAEYC Position Statements
Position Statements state the Association’s position on issues related to early childhood education practice, policy, and/or professional development for which there are controversial or critical opinions. All position statements can be downloaded free of charge, however, written permission is required to republish excerpts from or full text of NAEYC position statements. Take a look at NAEYC’s position statements here.
New York State Policy
“Access to high-quality early childhood education is critical to preparing young children for academic and developmental success. Early childhood education programs are also critical to parental employment stability. New York State’s early childhood system includes child care, Early Head Start, Head Start, and Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK).” If you would like to make a difference in the life of a child in New York State, contact your local Senator, and for more information about New York State’s early childhood resources, please take a look at the links below.
For more information about policy on the federal level, please take a look at the following resources.
The NYAEYC Public Policy Committee identifies key issues that affect the field of early care and education and makes information available to the greater membership. In addition, the committee identifies ways individuals can act independently and/or organizationally as advocates for children and families.