The Decade for Childhood 2012-2022
The Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) is a global community dedicated to promoting the optimal education and development of children in a changing world.
The Association today is both a knowledge broker for innovative practices and an advocate for education and children's rights. These key areas of focus have evolved from the Association's vibrant and active past. As social change agents, ACEI members have involved themselves in various critical societal issues over the years in their efforts to ensure that children around the world are protected, supported, and educated in an equitable fashion that allows them to reach their true potential.
ACEI has challenged the status quo in order to improve education opportunities for children. Through their grassroots advocacy and action-based initiatives, ACEI educators have been a clear and consistent voice for changes in education that truly support the development of stimulating and meaningful learning environments for children.
The ACEI continues to advocate for teachers, parents, and children. Currently, ACEI is advocating for child rights through the Love Me, Teach Me campaign developed to raise awareness about child rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
ACEI's Childhood Education Center, previously located in Washington, D.C., served as a meeting place for educators from all continents to share ideas and exchange information. Today, ACEI's website provides a virtual portal for knowledge sharing.
ACEI is an international education association with Consultative Status at the United Nations and membership in the NGO Committee on UNICEF. ACEI UN representatives attend annual UN Department of Public Information (DPI) conferences, participate in Working Groups affiliated with the NGO Committee on UNICEF, and attend annual conferences sponsored by the Committee on Teaching About the United Nations (CTAUN). Additionally, ACEI representatives attend educational events at UN Headquarters in New York.
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