Please consider reading this post, Attack on DAP, and following the link to sign the petition.
"Alabaman governor Kay Ivey who has banned the book National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Developmentally Appropriate Practice Book, 4th edition. Yep you read that right the organization that is foundational to our practices as early childhood professionals is under attack.
So why is this evidence-based book which is backed in research being banned from all public preschool programs? If you guessed it has something to do with the overused word “woke” then you are correct. This word leads so many to criticize something without any true understanding of what they are focusing their anger at.
There are two specific areas of the book that were highlighted as offensive. These two areas are key pieces of the work we do when we welcome children and families into our programs. It is our responsibility as early childhood professionals to create welcoming environments where all children and families are valued.
"Early childhood programs also serve and welcome families that represent many compositions. Children from all families (e.g., single parent, grandparent-led, foster, LGBTQIA+) need to hear and see messages that promote equality, dignity, and worth," the book states.” NAEYC
I can’t imagine a world where it is okay not represent all families and promote equity, dignity and worth."
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