Good Night Bill of Rights
Pajama Program’s Good Night Bill of Rights is an easy way to remember what’s important in its mission. These five principles guide Pajama Program’s work to promote and support comforting bedtimes, healthy sleep, and fulfilling days for children everywhere.
Read more about what informs our Good Night Bill of Rights.
1. Every child has the right to a sense of stability and security in their world.
When the rest of the day may be filled with uncertainty, routines can be an antidote to adversity many children face.
2. Every child has the right to a comforting bedtime routine shared with a loving caregiver.
Comforting bedtime routines help children relax so they are ready for a peaceful night’s sleep, a reassuring way to transition to sleep at the end of each day. They can be simple—the most important thing is following the same routine each night.
3. Every child has the right to pajamas and storybooks of their own—the tools for bedtime.
Changing into pajamas and sharing a storybook are parts of a comforting bedtime routine. They set the stage for a magical time of connection between caregivers and children that gets them ready for sleep.
4. Every child has the right to get the sleep they need to thrive.
All children need the right amount of good-quality sleep for their age to learn, grow, play, and love.
5. Every child has the right to a Good Night for a Good Day.
Children need a comforting bedtime routine and a good night’s sleep to help them have a good day. Completing this 24-hour Good Day Loop is critical to helping them thrive.