EARLY CHILDHOOD REFERENCES
Early Childhood Indicators DCFL
This document contains the statewide standards for early childhood similar to the
Profile of learning. It discusses performance-based assessments (Goals 2000 and the
Profile of Learning), career awareness and community service for preschoolers (School to
Work), gives more responsibility to teachers and daycare workers than to parents, and
references a very politically correct curriculum.
State Program Aims to Inject Cultural Correctness into Day Care Katherine
This article discusses the draft guidelines that the DCFL attempted to impose on all
childcare facilities in the state.
CAVEAT EMPTOR: THE HEAD START SCAM by John Hood, Cato
This article and the next one discuss the lack of effectiveness of Head Start despite 35
years and about $44 billion.
It's Time to Stop Head Start by Darcy Olson, Cato Institute http://www.cato.org//research/education/articles/stopheadstart.html
Head Start in Tulsa Mandates Genital Exams - Education Reporter
More evidence that government intervention decreases freedom and parental control.
Universal Child Day
Care: The Latest Threat to the Family by Robin DeJarnette, Family Research Council
An excellent discussion of the attempt to impose a national model of government-run
childcare on a state-by-state basis, the problems with public-private partnerships, and
the imposition of a politically correct curriculum on children and childcare workers
NAEYC's Anti Bias Curriculum
This curriculum is part of this national organizations accreditation process and is
referenced in the DCFLs Early Childhood Indicators document. It discusses sexual
identity, homophobia, revisionist history, and how to involve young children in political
The Myth of the First Three Years by John Bruer, The Free Press division of Simon
and Schuster, New York, 1999
This is an excellent book that debunks the current hype over brain research that is
hijacked by childcare advocates to suggest that universal childcare and preschool would be
good for childrens brains. It may be found in bookstores or ordered online from
Barnes and Noble or Amazon.com
Parent Trainers Report
This study discusses the expense, lack of effectiveness, and constitutional and privacy
problems with infant home
The Tyranny of the Urgent: Where Do Children Fit on our Priority List? Karen
R. Effrem, M.D., Center of the American Experiment
This policy research paper includes a long section on childcares developmental and
infectious disease problems as well as what has happened in socialist countries like
Sweden where large center childcare is almost universal.
Congressional testimony regarding education and health programs and school-based health
clinics Karen R. Effrem, M.D.
This testimony discusses how health, education, and social services are being combined via
school-based clinics in the radical restructuring of our society brought about by Goals
2000, School to Work and the Workforce Investment Act.
World Declaration on Education for All UNESCO
This international agreement to which the United States signed on is the basis for Goals
2000 and School to Work and the radical restructuring of education and the rest of our