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  • SubGenre:Early Childhood
  • Language:English
  • Pages:160
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667888156

11 Simple Rules to Create Thriving Communities for Children

by Judy Jablon and Nichole Parks

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How does a child learn learn kindness, empathy, and respect for others? Every individual must learn what it means to be human. And we know that early childhood is when this learning begins. We also know that it isn't what we say but what we do that matters most for children. They model our behavior. We know that strong adults make strong children, and this leads to thriving communities. Humanity is not a lofty idea; it's the heart of our daily life. It's how we treat one another. It's everything we say and do, and it's what children experi-ence and learn from every day. Strengthening our humanity is fulfilling our true potential. It's a necessity, not an option. And it's not only for some of us, but for all of us. Humanity starts with you. 


In this book, we offer a framework of 11 Simple Rules for communities to use for forging equitable partnerships for each other and for our children. Using these 11 Simple Rules will assist you in establishing a shared vision of quality relationships and interactions, environments, and learning experiences. We hope you will use it as the basis for inclusive conversations that build on the wisdom and experience within your community.

About the author

Judy Jablon is the founder and Executive Director at Leading for Children, providing strategic direction to execute LFC's mission to realize shared power and a commitment to equity. She has enjoyed more than forty years in early learning as an educational consultant, facilitator, and author of books including Powerful Interactions: How to Connect with Children to Extend Their Learning, and The Five Commitments of Optimistic Leaders: A Reflective Practice Journal.

Nichole Parks is the Director of Programs at Leading for Children, supporting the development and implementation of programs that promote transformational relationships. Nichole has developed place-based resources in several states and is a co-author of The Five Commitments of Optimistic Leaders: A Reflective Practice Journal.