Supporting early childhood professionals worldwide in
their efforts to craft thriving environments for children and adults.
I cannot emphasize enough the importance of a good teacher.
Defending the Early Years (DEY) is a new project encouraging early childhood educators to speak out on current school reforms affecting early childhood programs and young children’s development and learning. Started by Nancy Carlsson-Paige and Diane Levin, and directed by Geralyn Bywater McLaughlin, the DEY project is conducting an online, nationwide survey of early childhood professionals’ experiences with and attitudes about such reforms as mandated high-stakes testing and the common core standards.
DEY is asking those who are working in early childhood settings to complete the questionnaire and to help spread the word to colleagues about it. Responses are anonymous. Completing it will take 15 to 20 minutes. DEY will use the results of this research to guide and support efforts to advocate for more child-centered, humane, and effective policies in the education and care of young children.
Thank you in advance for completing the DEY survey prior to July 15.
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OK..this is not directly related to Defending the Early Years, but it is. I would like to invite ExchangeEveryDay and Exchange Press, etc. to be part of the 47th Rhode Island Early Childhood Conference, this Fall. September 28th and 29th, Bryant College, N. Smithfield, Rhode Island
I have been working with the RICCDA this year, consulting and supporting a number of initiatives, including a Pre-Conference Leadership Day! Hello! That's just what Exchange is all about Leadership! Can we talk shop?
Dr. Bill Strader, for RICCDA
(401) 486-1363 (cell)
Correction: Title for today's message should be "Defending the Early Years". The contest for promoting ExchangeEveryDay will be announced next week. We apologize for the confusion this error may have caused.