Early care and education professionals, advocates, and supporters have worked to solve real and perceived problems within the early childhood education workforce, but without complete success. One ongoing issue is how we—and others—define who we are.
During the early childhood years, children start to develop their self-identity, a sense of who they are based on their roles and relationships in their family, early care settings or school and their community.
Durante los años de la primera infancia, los niños empiezan a desarrollar su identidad, una percepción de quiénes son según sus roles y relaciones dentro de la familia, el programa de cuidado infantil o la escuela y su comunidad.
NAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.
I’ve gathered the following be-your-best ideas for busy teachers regarding competencies, professionalism, and support from my time as a teacher, an advocate, and a trainer (and continuous learner!) working with programs from coast to coast.
El financiamiento pleno del costo del cuidado y educación infantil de alta calidad, que incluye una compensación y prestaciones para educadores de la infancia que correspondan con la importancia de su labor, es de la mayor prioridad.
Full financing of the cost of high-quality early education and care, which includes compensation and benefits for early childhood educators in keeping with the importance of their work, is at the top of the list.