Convention of the Rights of the Child:
This was an outcome document that expresses the rights that children enjoy. It has so far been accepted by 193 countries.
Today, we contribute to the CRC by obeying:
Article1 which states that a child means every being below the age of eighteen (18) years unless under the law applicable to the child. Our programmes are children focused and we approach that by training the children themselves, teachers, parents and other caregivers including institution managers and administrators.
Article 3 (i) also states that the best interest of the child shall be a primary consideration by whoever undertaking it. In our services, we do take children interests a primary consideration and that is why we exist. We do train and empower children to express themselves well and articulately which is an emphasis in Article 13 of the CRC which includes freedom to seek, receive and impact information and ideas of all kinds. At Kindergarten Experts International (KEI), you will realize that, this is in line with our vision and mission statements.
Since Article 28 requires the states to recognize the right of the child to education and with a view to achieving this right progressively and on the basis of equal opportunity, we at Kindergarten Experts International offer this education through well designed developmentally appropriate programmes that promotes the holistic development of children. At the same time, we offer our programmes to the children on equal opportunity.
We also agree with Article 29 (a) which states that education of the child shall be directed to the development of the child’s personality, talents, mental and physical abilities to their fullest potential. In fact, we also go ahead to include nannies in our programmes to achieve this requirement since they tend to spend a lot of time with the children as they grow than the children’s real parents do in some cases.
We also educate children to prepare them for a responsible adulthood and life in a free society, in the spirit of understanding, peace, tolerance, equality of sexes, and religious groups and persons of indigenous origin and on the other hand development of respect for the natural environment as stated in Article 29 (d) and (e) respectively.
SOURCE: CONVENTION OF THE RIGHTS OF THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD (Convention of the Rights of the Child)