“I’m very fortunate because I am an essential worker and I’ve been working since day one, and we are lucky that no one has gotten sick,” said Melissa (Missy) Hamrick, director of Cleveland County’s Mama Lissa’s Tiny Tot University.
Infant-Toddler Educator AWARD$
As essential workers, it seems clear that teachers should earn fair and competitive wages, but we know that is not the case. The low pay early educators receive, and especially infant-toddler teachers, is well-documented.
“The AWARD$ Plus program helped me out big time. It has helped us get through [the COVID-19] crisis,” said Chris Tryon. Read more on our blog.
Early childhood educators are seldom during the World Teacher’s Day observance. Why can’t we dedicate a day of observance to them?