Monday, January 14, 2008

Accelerated Certification For Pre-K Teachers In CT

For those of you who doubt that the public will end up paying for universal preschool and that it will be added into the k-12 education model, just look around. States are already gearing up for 3 and 4 year olds to join the government school system. If you think schools are overcrowded now - just wait. If you think taxes are high now, just wait. The universal preschool lobby is fighting hard for this and there is big money to be had, as well as everyone's babies.

Gotta get those kids in early because heaven knows, they will just become criminals if we don't march those little bodies into those brick buildings sooner. Parents will all be convinced that they are unable to raise their own children without the government 's "experts".

We've had so much grand "success" educating K-12 in this country that we will be extending it to encompass the babies. Just wait for the compulsory school age to be dropped to 3 and 4 year olds! It's coming to a child or grandchild near you, and everyone will be paying for it. As my own state representative, Andrew Fleischmann, always says,
"You are not serving your child properly if you are waiting until age 5 to formally educate your child".
Do you suppose these kids will ever have a chance to really bond with their parents? Nah, what for... the State will become the new parent, while you work a few jobs to pay the taxes.

Press Release from Governor Rell:
January 10, 2008
Governor Rell Announces Increased Access to Early Childhood Education
Connecticut’s Online College To Administer New Certification Program

A new program that provides an alternate route to teacher certification in Birth Through Kindergarten has been born of the efforts of Governor M. Jodi Rell and the Connecticut legislature to increase access to early childhood education – and to address the workforce needs that must accompany the key initiative.

Charter Oak State College has been designated as project administrator for the new, accelerated Alternate Route to Certification (ARC) program that begins February 18 and continues through July 30. The program, to be delivered online during the week and in-person every other weekend, includes a four-week field experience for participants seeking teacher certification.

“I am pleased that this innovative certification program, which meets all of the state’s standards, is now available for professionals who have already demonstrated a commitment to the field,” Governor Rell said. “This is an important step in meeting the shortage of certified early childhood teachers in Connecticut.”

Both the Connecticut State Department of Education and the Department of Higher Education approved the program following careful evaluation of its components. The ARC initiative is supported by a partnership that includes Charter Oak, Eastern Connecticut State University, Fairfield University, Mitchell College, Saint Joseph College, Southern Connecticut State University, the University of Connecticut and the University of Hartford. The program is built on standards established by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the Council for Exceptional Children, and the departments of Education and Higher Education.

“We are proud to have played a key role in the development of this important program,” said Charter Oak president, Merle Harris, “and we are pleased to provide this certification alternative to early childhood professionals dedicated to serving the needs of Connecticut’s youth and their families.”

Prerequisites established for program participation are a bachelor’s degree with 15 hours of coursework related to early childhood education and at least three years experience in the field of Early Childhood.

Development of the ARC program, created in response to the shortage of certified Early Childhood teachers in Connecticut, was coordinated by Amy Watson who serves as Charter Oak’s Early Childhood Education-ARC Coordinator. Inquiries about participation in the program should be directed to Amy Watson at 860-832-3619 or via-e-mail: .
Didn't they do this in Communist countries? You know, take away the babies so parents can work for the state? They call it free public education from nursery to university, and the government's agenda by and large worked to weaken the importance of the family. Initially after the revolution, divorces required no court proceedings, abortions were legalized, women were encouraged to take jobs outside the home, and communist nurseries were set up to care for children while their mothers worked. (Civilization Past & Present, pg 830).

One blogger says this:
Relaxed divorce laws, easy access to abortions, encouragement of mothers to work outside the home and state-sponsored child care- doesn't this sound strikingly similar to modern life in America? What the Soviet government tried to implement by force, we Americans freely adopt by "choice."
Doesn't anyone want to care for their own kids anymore? It's a sad day indeed when your child calls the teacher "Mommy" (that is,of course, unless you are a homeschool parent).