What is the Convention on the Rights of the Child?
The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is an internationally recognized agreement between nations which establishes a comprehensive set of goals for individual nations to achieve on behalf of their children.
CRC Mission Statement
Our mission is to bring about ratification and implementation of the CRC in the United States. We will achieve this through mobilizing our diverse network to educate communities on the Convention, thereby creating a groundswell of national support for the treaty, and by advocating directly with our government on behalf of U.S. ratification.
About Pamla Boulton, Ed.D.
I have been in the field of early childhood education for over 35 years. As the Director of the UW-Milwaukee Children’s Center, I am directly connected to children, families, and staff on a daily basis. In my role as Director of the Center for Early Childhood Professional Development and Leadership in the School of Continuing Education at UWM, I have the opportunity to assist child care administrators as they take classes in child care administration and leadership. In both roles, I am an active advocate for excellence in child development programs.
I am passionate about children, families and the people who support them. As a citizen of the United States, I am often dismayed at the extent to which, as a country, we say that we value children and families, but our actions don’t support our words. The United States is one of only two members of the United Nations that has not ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child while the other 193 countries have been willing to make this commitment to their children. I believe that ratification of this important treaty is an important part of being a global citizen.