Selected Children's Rights

Janusz Korczak was a pioneer of children's rights. In his work "How to Love a Child, The Child's Right to Respect" he put into words the need to respect children as fully-fledged human beings. Although Korczak was killed before he was able to finish his own declaration of children's rights, his work was continued posthumously and was the source of inspiration for the 1959 Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Korczak recognized that children are humans, just like adults, with a variety of emotions and behaviors, both positive and negative. He understood the importance of love and safety in early childhood. The rights Korczak declared for all children have been used as the framework for the K-School Accreditation. 

Above you will find the selected rights used to build the K-School Accreditation. Korczak declared more rights; however, we selected those that best represent the needs of children as they pertain to early childhood education. For a list of complete rights please visit

Janusz Korczak and children from Dom Sierot Orphange


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