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Advancing equity in early childhood education


The document begins with the statement of NAEYC’s position regarding the importance of equity in early childhood education. It then provides recommendations for advancing equity, beginning with recommendations for self-reflection that apply to everyone. Specific recommendations are also provided for early childhood educators; administrators of schools, centers, family child care homes, and other early childhood education settings; facilitators of educator preparation and professional development in higher education and other spheres; 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; this discussion of evidence identifies principles of child development and learning and how they are impacted by social-cultural contexts. (author abstract)

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