|ALLIANCE FOR TRANSFORMING||31/10/2006|
There is no single effort more radical in its potential for saving the world than a transformation of the way we raise our children.
We envision a world where:
Every child is wanted, welcomed, loved, and valued.
Every family is prepared for and supported in practicing the art and science of nurturing children.
Adults respect children and honor childhood.
Children joyfully participate in the vital life of family and community.
Dynamic, resilient, life-honoring cultures flourish.
Our mission, in concert with a growing number of Affiliates, is to champion a culture of compassionate individuals, families, and communities who have fun with, learn from, and responsively and lovingly interact with children. We accomplish this by providing guidance about consciously conceiving, birthing, and nurturing children.
At the heart of aTLC are our Proclamation and evidence-linked Blueprint of Principles and Actions. These documents synthesize age-old wisdom and leading scientific research supporting optimal human development from preconception through early childhood.
An interdisciplinary group of experts and parents volunteered more than 8,000 hours of dedicated, consensus-based collaboration to create these living documents.
This website is itself newborn, evolving rapidly, and dedicated to the synergistic marshalling of resources and connections to support parents, caregivers, professionals, and policymakers in practicing the art and science of nurturing children.
Recognizing that our world is facing unprecedented challenges, we gather and disseminate wisdom from many different cultures, recommend standards, and inspire research. Together with our affiliates, we promote innovative and progressive educational programs, services, products, and public policies that are committed to transforming the lives of children.
Serving as an umbrella organization for its Affiliates, aTLC is supported by an internationally recognized Board of Advisors, generous Contributors, and a growing list of endorsers.
Please explore and make use of what is offered here, and support our common vision and mission in whatever ways you feel moved.
We invite you to join us in honoring, celebrating, and transforming the lives of our children, our families, and our communities. Together we can begin to heal our world.