This fall, Child Care Services Association (CCSA)’s T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center (National Center) will launch a pilot apprenticeship program in six states, including Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Arkansas Early Childhood Association, Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance of Colorado, Child Care Aware® of Minnesota, Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Association, Pennsylvania Child Care Association and Wisconsin Early Childhood Association will work with the National Center to develop pilot apprenticeship programs.
Union County toddler teacher LaTonya Pegues got her Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education in her 40s, and she is proud that she went back to school and stuck with it. She said, “It was hard, but I did it! I have a son and two grandchildren. I’m a teacher
As Labor Day approaches, there is much to celebrate. The nation’s unemployment rate, which rose in spring 2020 with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, has returned to 3.5% (the same level of unemployment that existed in February 2020).1 North Carolina is recovering faster than the national average with unemployment
I have worn many hats in my lifetime (often at the same time), but the hat that I’m most proud of and most passionate about is my advocacy hat. I have spent my life as a strong advocate for children because they are among our society’s most vulnerable population. Many
The tragedy last week in Uvalde, Texas, where 19 children and two teachers were killed, marks the 27th school shooting to date this year.  At least 17 mass shootings have occurred since the tragedy in Uvalde, according to the Gun Violence Archive, an organization that tracks mass shootings nationwide.