In celebration of Black History Month, it is essential to lift up the important work every day of the early childhood workforce, a majority of which in North Carolina are individuals of color. In fact, in North Carolina, nearly three-quarters (73%) of family child care providers are individuals of color. And, to be fully transparent, about 99% of the early education workforce are women.
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North Carolina educators have more opportunity with the Teacher Education and Compensation Helps (T.E.A.C.H.) Early Childhood® NC Scholarship Program and TeachNC
With the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® NC Scholarship Program and TeachNC working to improve the professional development, compensation and retention for education professionals, all of North Carolina’s teachers have a chance to lead our state’s next generation to a bright future.
It’s an interesting and exciting time to be working in the early childhood workforce area and with our early childhood programs. Decades of research related to the importance of a child’s earliest years and the brain development that occurs laying a foundation for a lifetime of learning are now intersecting
The pathway to economic recovery depends not only on jobs from North Carolina’s new technology partners but innovative solutions for our state’s child care challenges. Who better than our new technology employers to model the way?