What is the NAEYC position statement on inclusion?

Early childhood inclusion embodies the values, policies, and practices that support the right of every infant and young child and his or her fam- ily, regardless of ability, to participate in a broad range of activities and contexts as full members of families, communities, and society.

What is the purpose of the NAEYC position statement?

NAEYC Position Statements are used by the Governing Board to state the Association’s position on issues related to early childhood education practice, policy, and/or professional development for which there are controversial or critical opinions.

What is a position statement?

A positioning statement is an expression of how a given product, service or brand fills a particular consumer need in a way that its competitors don’t. Positioning is the process of identifying an appropriate market niche for a product (or service or brand) and getting it established in that area.

How do you promote inclusion in early childhood education?

3 Ways to create an Inclusive Early Childhood Setting

  1. Understand the Challenges Your Students Face. Some young children face physical and/or cognitive challenges that can result in learning delays or difficulties.
  2. Think in Terms of Inclusion.
  3. Use Available Technology.

What role does NAEYC’s position statement play in an early childhood educators daily practice?

In this position statement, NAEYC defines “developmentally appropriate practice” and identifies a set of principles of child development and learning. We provide general descriptions of these principles in practice, and we identify specific policies needed to support educators in implementing these practices.

What are the five elements of inclusion?

Five essential elements have emerged in looking at inclusion: relationships, shared experiences, advocacy, a sense of identity, and transparency.