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Children, Choices, and Us September 29, 2009 Administrators’ Conference on Early Childhood Pat Anderson, Associate Superintendent Geary County USD 475.

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1 Children, Choices, and Us September 29, 2009 Administrators’ Conference on Early Childhood Pat Anderson, Associate Superintendent Geary County USD 475

2 AN EASY DECISION I had finished my dinner Gone for a walk It was fine Out and I started whistling It wasn’t long before I met a Man and his wife riding on A pony with seven Kids running along beside them

3 I said hello and Went on Pretty soon I met another Couple This time with nineteen Kids and all of them Riding on A big smiling hippopotamus I invited them home By Kenneth Patchen by Kenneth Patchen

4 Choices: Current programs Little coordination or coherence Financing shifting; uncertain Sites varied Quality uneven Oversight inconsistent Results nebulous

5 Us: Recommendations for Collaboration Quality must be defined to include learning. Quality must be monitored. All workers must be screened. Professionally qualified staff must be required. Programs must be inspected. High quality must be affordable. Consensus on licensing terms must be reached across the country.


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