Action Plan Development
Why the selected topic is significant
The foundation of children life is based on health and learning of the child that is built in the first five years of their livelihood. Adults play a crucial role in ensuring that the said aspect is based on facilitation of a friendly environment that makes the foundation strong. Communities requires to know how to support children’s health development and create an opportunity for them to experience, learn and grow up with the curiosity and confidence they require to succeed in both studies and life (Zucker, Hwes & Mourino, 2016). Thus, it is a requirement that families and children to access all the things that they require to facilitate their healthy development and as well enhance their learning capacity based on a free and healthy environment.
Over the years, different communities have been challenged by disparate treatment due to their religion, race and ethnicity. This aspect contributes to limitation in access to some services to some communities based on their differences that in turn impact their livelihood. Advocating for access to services by all families and children is a crucial aspect that ensures that fair treatment and equal opportunities are provided to different communities regardless of their differences (Zucker et al., 2016). Previously, it was observed that people’s color, race and ethnicity in America contributed to the level the individuals could access physical amenities and receiving services from them. Crucial services such as medical, education and security involves the greatly affected amenities that people from different ethnicity face today.
Summary of current research
Lack of access to necessary amenities such as medical care and education impact children development directly. Children growth is based on environment and the contribution of the adults around them. Environment restriction and lack of necessary education hinders children mental development due to lack of necessary exposure to aspects that contribute in their mental cognition (Zucker et al., 2016). If the environment restricts access to some opportunities to children, their cognitive functioning is inhibited. This is because, their level of curiosity and capacity to learn from the environment is affected due to lack of opportunities that promote interest in learning different aspects of life.
Current Advocacy efforts
In support of children development, various associations emphasizes on children, families and communities to promote creation of opportunities that warrants equality in assess to crucial services. One of the organization concerned with improvement of training and professional development of childcare is Packard Foundation based in USA. The association is aims to improve training and children development to ensure support from educators sustains children growth (Zucker et al., 2016). The association realizes that the early years of a child are crucial as they facilitate their experience that aggravates early education and the relationship that creates meaning to those experiences. This aspect shows that the development of children is a factor that is dependent on the environment and the adults available in the environment to guarantee access to quality education and health care.
In the fight against disparate treatment, various strategies have been put in place to facilitated equity in access to both Medical care and education. The need to address barriers accounted in the health care system, focusing on the needs of marginalized and underserved involves some of the strategies involved to curb the disparity jeopardy. Ethno racial and cultural dimensions involves the mostly addressed aspect to ensure that equality is emphasized. To achieve this, state laws such as the Canadian Council on Multicultural Health systems have been put in place to cater for the needs of the underserved based on their race, ethnicity and origin. Moreover, other legislations have been put in place to facilitate the elimination of internal barriers in participation mostly in education systems. These efforts have contributed to the growth of awareness and the need for collective and integrated action to promote equity and access in both education and medical care. Thus, it is necessary to ensure that integrated rather than fragmentary approaches are adopted to foster effective and long lasting resolutions (Zucker et al., 2016).
Contribution to advocacy efforts
As an education professional, it is crucial to understand that a community is a configuration of individuals, families and groups with values, interests and characteristics that unite them in a unique manner. A community is a crucial factor that contributes to children growth through exposure, support and experience. Thus, creation of a plan that emphasizes on equality of children is a crucial aspect that promote equitable access to crucial physical amenities such as medical care and education. Therefore, creation of awareness and implementation of legislatures that seek to promote and safeguard the interest of people is necessary to promote equality regardless of people race, origin, ethnicity and social class (Zucker et al., 2016).
Creation of awareness and communal education is a crucial strategy to encourage equality. Creation of awareness seek to ensure that services among other crucial information is put access to all people to understand them and ensure they receive them when needed. Through education, individuals understands that they have equal opportunities in access to physical amenities regardless of their differences. Through this, the government can then implement laws that protects the underserved and prosecute those that practice disparate treatment based on laws founded on information made aware to the people. Further, equal treatment is crucial to professionals to ensure that their operations are based on equitable treatment as a means to demonstrate their professionalism in their work.
Zucker, E., Hwes, C., & Mourino, R. (2016). Early childhood care and Education preferences among Latino families in Los Angeles. Los Angeles: Department of Education, 0University of California at Los Angeles.