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Informed Advocacy in Early Childhood Care and Education: Making a Difference for Young Children and Families

By Judith E. Kieff

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Aug 27, 2008

Description

 

This practical guide describes the critical need for advocacy in the field of early care and extols the ethical responsibilities of all early child educators, as outlined in the Code of Ethical Conduct (NAEYC 2005). Organized into three parts, the text begins with advocacy in the field of early childhood education, discusses how to develop an advocacy agenda, and concludes with becoming an advocate for life.

 

Additionally, the author outlines six contexts for advocacy in the field of early childhood -- individual child and family, advocacy for the profession, program-based advocacy, private-sector advocacy, political activism, and advocacy in the global arena.

 

Table of Contents

Informed Advocacy in Early Childhood Care and Education: Making a Difference for Young Children and Families

 

PART I:   Advocacy in Field of Child Development and Early Childhood Education

 

Chapter 1:  Building a Case for Advocacy

Chapter 2: Contexts for Advocacy

Chapter 3: Working with Families to Advocate for their Children

Chapter 4: Advocacy for Our Profession and Programs and within the Private Sector  

Chapter 5:Political Activism

Part II: Developing an Advocacy Agenda

Chapter 6: Becoming Informed

Chapter 7: Choosing Strategies

Chapter 8: Getting connected; Staying the Course

PART III: Advocacy as Lifestyle 

Chapter 9: Advocacy in the Global Community

Chapter 10: Volunteerism as Advocacy

References

Appendix A. Advocacy Planning Worksheet