TECEC Guiding Principles

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					TECEC Organizational Guiding Principles

To secure the social and economic potential of Texas, the Coalition will operate by the following principles and:  Promote the physical, social/emotional, cognitive, language and learning style development that results in children entering school ready to succeed  Recognize that parent education and parent involvement are critical to child development  Increase access to care and improve quality of care simultaneously  Make it easier for parents to access early childhood education and development and build an integrated system including Head Start, Pre-Kindergarten and regulated Child Care  Support a voluntary system of quality early childhood education and development that is accessible to all children in Texas ages birth to 5  Incorporate an evaluation component in our efforts to identify and improve models of early childhood education and development that contribute to school readiness  Promote public policies that apply findings from research and field experience about how children learn and develop  Ensure that additional funds appropriated for early childhood education and development are used to supplement rather than supplant existing federal, state or local public dollars spent to provide services for early childhood education and development

As of January 8 2007, the following 235 organizations have signed on in support of TECEC Guiding Principles in order to become TECEC Member Organizations:

Abbey Consulting and Evaluation Advocacy Outreach AG Education Inc. Alamo WorkSource Alliance of Childcare Providers and Parents Allied Professional Home Child Care Angelina College-Department of Child and Family Development Any Baby Can, Inc. Arlington Professional Home Child Care Association ASPIRE Even Start of CIS Central Texas Association for the Benefit of Children Austin Child Care Council Austin Independent School District Austin SAFE KIDS Coalition AVANCE-El Paso AVANCE-Even Start AVANCE-Houston Baylor All Saints Child Care & Preschool Baylor University Piper Center for Family Studies and Child Development Baylor University-Louise Herrington School of Nursing Brighton School, Inc. Building Blocks Center, Inc. Buckner Children & Family Services Burkburnett Head Start Program BVCAA Head Start Camp Fire USA First Texas Council CAPE Consultants, LLC Center for Public Policy Priorities (CPPP) Central Elementary Central Texas Association for the Education of Young Children Central Texas Workforce Development Board Child Care Associates Child Crisis Center of El Paso Child Development Council of Brazoria County ChildCareGroup Children’s Defense Fund Texas Children's Museum of Houston Children’s Orchard Child Development Center Children’s Special Needs Network ChildreNiños Bilingual Education City of Bryan-Youth Services City of San Antonio, Department of Community Initiatives CMBC Learning Center Collaborative for Children Communications Workers of America Local 6137

Georgetown Elgin California San Antonio El Paso Sugarland Lufkin San Antonio Arlington Austin El Paso Austin Austin Austin El Paso Austin Houston Ft. Worth Waco Waco San Antonio Houston Dallas Burkburnett Bryan Ft. Worth Arlington Statewide Stephenville Killeen Belton Ft. Worth El Paso Angleton Dallas Statewide Houston Lubbock Temple Bryan-College Station Bryan San Antonio Dallas Houston Corpus Christi

Community Family Centers Community Partners Houston Community Services of Northeast Texas Converse Child Care Center, Inc. Cool Kids Education and Nutrition Creative Minds Academy Creative Trainers and Consultants Dallas Early Childhood Resource Institute Day Nursery of Abilene Day Schools, Inc. Director’s Mentoring Project Discover and Share Dora's Day Care Early Connections Early Learning Centers of Lubbock ECI Keep Pace-HCDE ECI of LifePath Systems ECI of MHMRA Harris County Educational First Steps El Paso Rehabilitation Center El Paso School of Excellence Elementary Endless Discoveries Child Development Center Enrichment Services, Inc. Extend-A-Care for Kids Family and Children Community Connection Family Connections Family Forward Family Service Association Family Support Council of Tarrant County First Baptist Preschool Development Center First Presbyterian Church Children’s Center Ft. Worth ISD Future Focus Generations Together Generations Together Intergenerational Day Care Center Genevieve and Ward Orsinger Foundation George Gervin Academy GETCAP Head Start Glen Oaks School Good Samaritan Center Grandma’s House Greater Opportunities Permian Basin, Inc. Gulf Coast Association for the Education of Young Children Hays High School PEP (Pregnancy, Education & Parenting) Program Head Start of Greater Dallas Healthy Families San Antonio Hidalgo ISD High Tech Kids USA, Inc. Hitchcock ISD "Kids First" Head Start

Houston Houston Linden Converse Houston Buda Houston Grand Prairie Abilene Dallas San Antonio Coppell San Angelo Houston Lubbock Houston McKinney Houston Dallas El Paso El Paso Saginaw Cypress Austin Richmond Austin Austin San Antonio Ft. Worth Waco San Antonio Ft. Worth Lubbock Tyler Tyler San Antonio San Antonio Nacogdoches Dallas San Antonio Lubbock Odessa La Marque Buda Dallas San Antonio Hidalgo Sachse Hitchcock

Houston Area Association for the Education of Young Children Houston Area Urban League IBM Imagination Library Houston Islamic Center of Irving Kaplan Early Learning Company Kid Grace Learning Center Kidz Turn King of Kings Lutheran Church Early Childhood Development Center KLRN La Petite Academy LaFUENTE Learning Center Lamar Consolidated Independent School District Lanes Chapel United Methodist Church League of Women Voters Learning Time Station Literacy Coalition of Central Texas Little Cougar, Inc. Little People's Learning Center Little Punkins Christian Day Center Little Smiles Daycare LLB Children Kingdom Lubbock Area Children’s Legislative Agenda McLennan Community College Child Development Center Mental Health Association in Texas Mi Escuelita Preschools, Inc Midland ISD West Early Childhood Center Miss Pattie's Little Place Military Child Education Coalition Moody Clinic Nacogdoches County Child Welfare Board National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) National Association of Social Workers-Texas Chapter (NASW) National Council of La Raza Neighborhood Centers, Inc. NHP Foundation Nielsen Training Services, Inc. North Harris College-NHMCCD Community College Northminster Early Learning Center Northside Kids Connection Office of Children Services Travis County HHS Parent/Child Incorporated Parents As Teachers Parkview Christian Childcare Center People Need People Positive Beginnings, Inc. Preschool for ALL Prevent Child Abuse Texas Priscilla Pond Flawn Child & Family Laboratory-University of Texas at Austin

Houston Houston Austin Houston Irving California Temple Waco San Antonio San Antonio San Antonio Austin Rosenberg Tyler Statewide Van Alstyne Austin China Spring Waco Athens San Antonio Garland Lubbock Waco Statewide Dallas Midland Waco Statewide Brownsville Nacogdoches Washington, DC Statewide San Antonio Houston Dallas Bigfoot Houston San Antonio Houston Austin San Antonio Statewide Waco Houston San Antonio Houston Statewide Austin

Professional Child Care Association Raising Austin, Inc. Ray Ellison Family Center Reach Out & Read Texas Reach Out and Read McAllen Region 7 ESC Head Start Program Region 16 Education Service Center Region 19 ESC-Head Start Program Rio Grand Valley Partnership Foundation Robin's Nest Children's Center Rolling Plains Child Care Assistance Services Safeplace-Stockton Hicks Family Tree Child Development Center San Antonio College Child Development Department San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District SER-Child Development Center Shlenker School Small Wonders Child Development Center Smart Start Smart Start Child Care Association Smith County Champions for Children Snyder Independent School District Social Research Services South Plains Community Action Association, Inc. Southwest Key Programs DCCMS Southwest Youth Empowerment Services St. Luke’s Day School St. Luke’s Episcopal Health Charities St. Phillip’s College-Early Childhood Studies Program Stepping Stone Preschool/Elementary and C. Brown Middle School Strong Families, Strong Future Advisory Council Success By 6 Success By 6 Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children Superior Healthplan Talitha Koum Nurture Center Tarrant County Youth Collaborative Temple ISD Texans Care For Children

Texas A&M-University-Kingsville Cisneros Center for Young Children
Texas After School Network Texas Association for the Education of Young Children (TAEYC) Texas Association for Infant Mental Health (TAIMH) Texas Association for Play Therapy Texas Association of Administrators and Supervisors of Programs for Young Children Texas Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (TACCRRA) Texas Association of Community Action Agencies Texas Business and Education Coalition (TBEC) Texas Child Care Training Texas Children's Health Plan

El Paso Austin San Antonio Statewide McAllen Kilgore Amarillo El Paso Weslaco Valley Mills Wichita Falls Austin San Antonio San Marcos Euless Houston Cleveland San Antonio Waco Tyler Snyder Lakehills Levelland Brownsville El Paso Houston Houston San Antonio Tyler El Paso Austin Corpus Christi San Antonio San Antonio Waco Ft. Worth Temple Statewide Kingsville Statewide Statewide Statewide Statewide Statewide Statewide Statewide Statewide West Columbia Statewide

Texas Council on Family Violence Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA) Texas Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health Texas HIPPY Center, UNT Texas Legal Services Center Texas Licensed Child Care Association (TLCCA) Texas Migrant Council, Inc. Migrant Head Start Texas Professional Home Child Care Association The Austin Project The Bridge The Children’s Courtyard The Children’s Shelter The Thorne Group, Inc. Tyler Association for the Education of Young Children United Cerebral Palsy of Texas United Way Capital Area United Way of Abilene United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County United Way of Southern Cameron County United Way of Tarrant County United Way of the Brazos Valley United Way of the Coastal Bend United Way of Odessa United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast United Ways of Texas University Christian Weekday School University of North Texas Center for Parent Education University of the Incarnate Word Dreeban School of Education University of Texas at Austin VOICE, Inc. Voices for Children VSA arts of Texas Weatherford ISD-Even Start Family Literacy Webb Consolidated Independent School District West Texas Opportunities, Inc. Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County WorkSource of the South Plains Young Learners Youth & Family Counseling Services YMCA Children's Greenhouse Childcare Center YMCA of Fort Worth YWCA El Paso del Norte Region YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas

Statewide Statewide Statewide Dallas Statewide Statewide Statewide Statewide Austin Pasadena Arlington San Antonio Houston Tyler Statewide Austin Abilene San Antonio Brownsville Fort Worth Bryan-College Station Corpus Christi Odessa Houston Statewide Ft. Worth Denton San Antonio Statewide Corsicana San Antonio Statewide Weatherford Bruni Odessa Fort Worth Lubbock Houston Angleton San Antonio Ft. Worth El Paso Dallas