Let's talk about compensation
From our own Mark Horowitz:
"Perhaps most striking of all: Early childhood educators, who, prior to the pandemic, spent hours participating in professional development programs and long, full days nurturing, caring for, and educating children from six months through kindergarten earn, on average, little more than $13 an hour.
Yes, you read that number correctly: $13 an hour, which in many instances keeps them below the federal poverty line."
Honesty and Trust in Leadership
From the Sheva Center at the JCC Association of North America:
This week, we hear the voices of two amazing leaders from our JCC in Milwaukee as they share how honesty and trust in their working relationship helps them engage in candid, difficult conversations—a huge lesson for sure in early childhood and the world. It's week 5 of our video series "Giving Voice to our Values," highlighting the work of JCC early childhood centers, showing the world what good practice, thoughtful decision making, and leading with our values truly looks like. Shout out to all the early childhood leaders making difficult decisions during unprecedented times.
Trevor Noah amplifies the voices of women and families.
Webinar: Ellen Galinsky
Early childhood advocate Ellen Galinsky walks us through the science of early learning. This work reveals what we must fight for for children--an approach to curriculum that is based on children's development.
Click the image below for Ellen's slidedeck.