In the last year, the country has faced two pandemics: the pandemic of the coronavirus and the pandemic of systemic racism. Both have impacted children, families, and the early childhood workforce.
Research shows that the quality of early care and education children receive is lowered by high turnover rates and inadequate teacher education focused on young children’s development and learning. Parents also suffer from instability in early childhood programs.
Every child in an early childhood setting should have a teacher with specialized education to promote that child’s cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development and who prepares them for success in school and in life.
More than ever before, federal, state and local policymakers and the public recognize the need for high-quality, affordable, and accessible child care that depends on an educated, well-compensated early childhood workforce…
For Teacher Appreciation Week, we must provide early educators the gift that keeps on giving, access to higher education and appropriate compensation!
Child Care Services Association is excited to host the 21st T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® and Child Care WAGE$® 2021 National Professional Development Symposium on April 27-29, 2021. This year’s focus is Supporting the Essential Early Childhood Workforce Behind the Workforce, with keynote speaker Calvin Moore Jr., CEO of the Council for Professional Recognition.