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April 2019

Advancing Equity in Early Childhood Education: Position Statement of the National Association for the Education of Young Children

In 2019, NAEYC adopted this position statement on advancing equity in early childhood education. The document provides recommendations for advancing equity for everyone and recommendations specific for early childhood educators, administrators, facilitators of educator preparation and professional development, and public policymakers. The recommendations are followed by a synthesis of current early childhood education research through the lenses of equity and NAEYC core values, identifying how principles of child development and learning are impacted by social-cultural contexts.

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