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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|
|Advocacy in Field of Child Development and Early Childhood Education|
|Building a Case for Advocacy|
|Contexts for Advocacy|
|Working with Families to Advocate for their Children|
|Advocacy for Our Profession and Programs and within the Private Sector|
|Developing an Advocacy Agenda|
|Getting connected; Staying the Course|
|Advocacy as Lifestyle|
|Advocacy in the Global Community|
|Volunteerism as Advocacy References|
|Advocacy Planning Worksheet|
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