ACSI NAEYC Position Statement

ACSI Position Statement:

Concerning the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Revised Draft 2 Position Statement 2019: Advancing Equity and Diversity in Early Childhood Education While the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) does agree with much of the information and research contained in the NAEYC document, ACSI does not support NAEYC's language used to elevate diversity and equity. In attempting to create an anti-bias platform, NAEYC is creating a biased posture against faith-based and Christian early education programs and educators. ACSI does not support NAEYC's language expressing early educator's biases around certain family structures (LGBTQ). Biased perspectives and the meaning of diversity are based on a person's worldview and as such not all biases are viewed the same. While Christian early educators respect and embrace all persons, the biblical position on the family structure is taught and upheld. Christian early educators follow the biblical mandate to love others without showing partiality while upholding biblical truths.