|For Immediate Release: December 17, 2012||
NAEYC Statement on Violence Against Children, the Importance of Social and Emotional Development, and the Value of Educators
WASHINGTON—The violence in Newtown, Connecticut, last week was horrific on many levels: young children being murdered, a person with mental health issues having access to weapons, educators literally giving up their lives to save those of their young students. The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and its members grieve with members of the Newtown community and with all communities where both unusual and regular events of violence against children are occurring.
Founded in 1926, the National Association for the Education of Young Children is the largest and most influential advocate for high-quality early care and education in the United States.