Stop developmentally inappropriate policy-making in the early years

Stop developmentally inappropriate policy-making in the early years

    1. Petition by

      Save Childhood Movement

Ministers in England persist in seeing the early years as a preparation for school rather than a vitally important stage in its own right. This period of life is when children establish the values and relationships that underpin their sense of self, their attitude to later learning, and their communicative skills and natural creativity. Inappropriate pressures and interventions at this stage can cause profound damage to the self-image and learning dispositions of the child and we support the Save Childhood Movement's Campaign objectives to:

1) re-establish the early years as a unique stage in its own right and not merely a preparation for school    
2) protect young children's natural developmental rights
3) prevent baseline testing
4) reinstate the vital role of play
5) call for an English developmentally appropriate Foundation Stage for children between the ages of 3 and 7 (until the end of Key Stage 1)

see more on the campaign website http://www.toomuchtoosoon.org

and the Save Childhood Movement website http://www.savechildhood.net

 

To:
Stop developmentally inappropriate policy-making in the early years

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 8,000 signatures
    2. 30th OCTOBER DAY OF ACTION

      Dear petition signatories,

      We are now preparing for the Day of Action on the 30th of October where we will all meet to march past parliament and are then holding a parliamentary lobby to present the petition along with all the other evidence supporting our case. You can help by lobbying your own MPS (you will find a sample letter on our website), by letting other people know about the campaign and by joining us on the day.

      This really is all about people power and how we want to lift the debate above party politics to what is truly in the best interests of the child.

      We hope that you will want to stay with us on this journey

      The Too Much Too Soon Campaign Team

      http://www.toomuchtoosoon.org

    3. Reached 5,000 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Sue Hedges REDRUTH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 2 months ago

      We MUST protect childhood and not destroy it. The success of our future society depends on what we do with our children in their vital early years.

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    • Julie Jackson LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      I have two small children for whom I am beginning to look at education options. I am concerned about the early age at which they have to begin formal education.

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    • Marianne Owens AUSTRALIA
      • 3 months ago

      I have taught for over 20 years in 4-8 yrs age group. We have the same problem here in Australia.

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    • charity lamb NORWICH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 months ago

      because a friend recommended it, and i know she knows about such things

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    • Fiona Collins NOTTINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 months ago

      I am a parent and a teacher, I want all children to be treated as individuals.

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