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.
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By completing the 2020 Census, and encouraging your colleagues, family, neighbors, and friends, on and offline, to do the same, you are helping to ensure communities get their fair share of over $800 billion per year in federal funding.
In this excerpt from Each and Every Child, Megan Madison reflects on her own journey towards activism and offers ideas for other early childhood professionals on how they can become equity and social justice advocates fighting for all young children.
New research finds no correlation between state regulations and child care supply. Rather than rolling back necessary regulations, increasing public investment in child care is the key to building quality child care supply and improving affordability.
As we continue to push forward in the creation of a brighter, more just future for all, I hope we, as members of the early childhood profession and field, can remain anchored by our professional obligation to advance equity.
For our children’s sake, however, it’s time for us to flip the script. This article is a call to action, with recommendations for educators and policymakers about concrete steps that can make meaningful collaboration part of our day-to-day work.