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.
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.
Marica Cox Mitchell offers five non-negotiables that are essential to early childhood education’s advancement as a profession, which stem from ongoing conversations with ECE workforce policy veterans and practicing educators.
We asked young and seasoned early childhood professionals what they wish they’d known when applying for their first ECE job. Here are some tip and advice on finding and surviving your first job in early childhood education.
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.
The National Power to the Profession Taskforce released a statement based on findings from the newly-published study, “Transforming the Financing of Early Care and Education,” by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.