The Preschoolers' Bill of Rights
Proclaimed by Tykes On Trikes
Don't mess with me. I know my rights and I'm not going to preschool!
WE, the preschoolers of the world, have determined that parents
who abdicate their responsibility to raise, educate, and care for their own children
from birth to age five, jeopardize children's lives and endanger all of humankind
- and we have had enough! We are tired of being handed over to transient strangers,
so-called child "experts," daycare providers, teachers, preschools, corporations,
government agencies, and special interest groups in the name of social reform and the
Our parents and other adults, many the victims of abandonment in daycare centers and
preschools themselves, have forgotten or dismissed the worth of the developing child.
We have determined to do what adults should have been doing all along - protect all
tots and demand a better quality of life for preschoolers in liberty and freedom
through this decree.
I'll fight for my right not to go to preschool.
WHEREAS, young children, by reason of their physical immaturity
and vulnerability and precisely because they are the future generation, need special
safeguards and care, parents have a moral duty and noble obligation to provide their
children the best they have to give.
WHEREAS, preschoolers' brains develop at astounding rates and are
capable of assimilating vast amounts of information, it is the duty of parents to
protect developing minds and keep them independent from government control and
indoctrination with standardized curriculum and testing.
WHEREAS, early education and learning are not at all the same thing
as "schooling" or the act of attending preschool,
WHEREAS, most preschool programs are based on fads and not on
well-established knowledge of how young children learn best,
The Lone Ranger never went to preschool and he turned out okay.
WHEREAS, interest-initiated learning including open-ended creative
and imaginative play, exploration of the environment, hands-on experiential learning,
and interaction with caring adults (preferably a child's own parents), in the safety
and security of their own homes is the best model for early childhood education,
WHEREAS, parents should respect and strengthen a young child's natural
ability and desire to learn,
WHEREAS, preschoolers are being expelled in alarming rates from
preschool and daycare programs due to the current trends of forcing academics that
lead to undue stress and pressure resulting in physical, behavioral and learning
WHEREAS, play that children can control is central to the physical,
social, emotional, psychological, and intellectual growth of a young child - contributing
to their language development, social skills, and problem solving capacities that lays a
foundation for later academic learning,
WHEREAS, too early separation from parents has been shown to be harmful
to the developing child,
Round up the Posse, boys, it's time to show that varmint legislators some cowboy justice.
WHEREAS, academic instruction, even at Kindergarten level, has been shown
to be harmful to the developing child,
WHEREAS, the politicians who push for social reforms, including universal
preschools, are more interested in getting elected, re-elected, grabbing power, or making
money than with what is best for young children,
WHEREAS, publicly-funded programs usurp parental authority and promote
an entitlement mentality,
WHEREAS, it is clear that the strongest motivation of the proponents
of publicly funded preschool programs is access to taxpayer monies,
WHEREAS, savvy marketing and slick corporate styled publicity campaigns
are purposely making parents feel that they are incapable of teaching their own young
children, and falsely suggest that children who don't go to preschool will be
unemployable or wind up in prison,
WHEREAS, parents are capable people who should accept responsibility
for their children's education and can be effective without the enticements of a government
preschool, government "experts," testing and other government interference,
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that there should be no voluntary or
compulsory government preschool programs,
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Tykes on Trikes, on behalf of a united
coalition of young children throughout the world, hereby reclaims childhood with the
Preschoolers' Bill of Rights to the end that each child may have a
happy childhood and enjoy the rights and freedoms herein set forth, and calls upon
parents, all citizens, organizations, local authorities and national governments to
recognize these rights and strive for their observance in accordance with the following
We don't have to go to preschool, so there!
Every child shall be entitled to and enjoy all the rights set forth in this Declaration,
without exception and without distinction or discrimination on account of race, color, sex,
language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth,
or income or class status.
The child shall be given opportunities to enable him to develop physically, mentally,
emotionally, spiritually, morally, and socially in a healthy and normal manner and in
conditions of freedom and dignity. The best interests of the child shall be the paramount
Any chance I could join the Army to avoid preschool?
The child shall enjoy the benefits of a family. A child of tender years (ages 0-5) shall
not, save in exceptional circumstances, be separated from his or her mother and father.
The child needs love and understanding and shall, wherever possible, grow up in the care
and under the responsibility of his or her parents, and, in any case, in an atmosphere
of affection and security.
The child is entitled to receive an education or early learning opportunities that are in
the best interests of the child. The responsibility for the child's education and guidance
lies solely with his parents. The child shall have full opportunity for interest-initiated
exploration, play and recreation facilitated by caring adults (preferably the child's own
parents), and public authorities shall protect and promote the enjoyment of these rights.
The child shall be protected against all forms of neglect, cruelty and exploitation,
including, but not limited to, enrollment in government funded daycare and preschool
BE IT KNOWN that Tykes On Trikes, on behalf of children ages 0-5
throughout the world, now proclaims...
The Preschoolers' Bill of Rights
Everywhere in the world preschoolers, children ages 0-5, are oppressed.
This document seeks a beginning to redress that imbalance.
Batman's emergence as a force for good started when he successfully convinced his parents not to send him to a Gotham government preschool.
- Preschoolers have the right to a happy childhood.
- Preschoolers have the right to a loving, functional family.
- Preschoolers have the right to be cared for and nurtured all day and everyday by
the people they love and want to be near the most - their own parents.
- Preschoolers have the right to hear, "I love you" from their parents
frequently throughout the day.
- Preschoolers have the right to receive plenty of hugs and kisses from their parents.
- Preschoolers have the right to have parents who have not been intimidated, invalidated,
and undermined by so-called experts who fill them full of diaper-doo about how they are
incapable, unqualified, and unprepared to give their child what he or she needs.
- Preschoolers have the right to live and learn in the comfort and security of their
- Preschoolers have the right to play and should be encouraged to do so by everyone.
What do you mean I'll have more fun at preschool?
- Preschoolers have the right to be read to.
- Preschoolers have the right to be sung to.
- Preschoolers have the right to ask questions, receive answers based on facts, clarity
and honesty, and engage in endless discussions with their parents.
- Preschoolers have the right to explore their indoor and outdoor environment under the
loving supervision and guidance of their parents.
- Preschoolers have the right to lap time, not circle time, and should be cuddled in
their mothers' and fathers' laps frequently throughout the day.
- Preschoolers, in recognition that the concept of "quality time" is a
meaningless fabrication by adults to ease their guilt over forsaking "quantity
time" with their own children, have the right to demand abundant amounts of
undivided time and attention from their own parents.
- Preschoolers have the right not to attend preschool.
- Preschoolers have the right to be heard and heeded, and as the largest minority on
earth, reserve the right to speak for themselves especially when their parents, duped
into compliance with government and private entities, are incapable of it.
Who said I can't take my binky to preschool?
- Preschoolers have the right to resist any school, daycare, or government or private
institution that tries to dumb them down with standardized curriculum and testing.
- Preschoolers shall have the right to be free from measurement, assessment, evaluation,
comparison, labels, diagnostic testing, ranking, and grading, except as chosen by their
parents in the interests of the child's health and development.
- Preschoolers have the right to disobey parents, teachers, politicians, and special
interest groups that attempt to enroll them in government subsidized preschool programs
against their will.
- Preschoolers have the right to take class action suits and rise up against misguided
parents, educators, celebrities and politicians who attempt to confine them in government
funded universal preschools.
This Preschoolers' Bill of Rights is international in scope.
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