Rethinking That “All Means the Same” in Prek Learning Opportunities

All children have the right to equitable learning opportunities that help them achieve their full potential as engaged learners and valued members of society. Thus, all early childhood educators have a professional obligation to advance equity. They can do this best when they are effectively supported by the early learning settings in which they work and when they and their wider communities embrace diversity and full inclusion as strengths, uphold fundamental principles of fairness and justice, and work to eliminate structural inequities that limit equitable learning opportunities. A top researcher says it’s time to rethink our entire approach to preschool.  Children from low income families may need different educational opportunities than children from higher income families. Equitable preschool learning opportunities means  ensuring equitable learning opportunities for all young children regardless of income.   

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