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The Tenets are a resource for individuals, organizations and systems working with infants, children and families. Our intention is for the Tenets to be used as widely as possible.  We know the work of embedding diversity, equity and inclusion principles into practice and policy is challenging, and requires persistent, ongoing effort. 

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Guidelines for Using the Tenets

We suggest that in addition to reviewing the Tenets, organizations interested in integrating them into their practices and policies consider the following guidelines as they embark on that pathway:

  1. The Tenets should be cited, discussed, and applied in their full format
  2. Participate in (at least one) Tenets Workshop
  3. Leadership must be committed to learning and applying the Tenets
  4. Develop an organizational strategy to apply the Tenets