Given early educators’ critical role in children’s early learning and development, experts are urging significant policy shifts and substantial new investments to revamp how teachers, leaders, and other professionals working with young children are prepared, supported, and compensated. These changes signal a growing understanding that the well-being and skill of this workforce is key to children’s learning. This blog was originally posted on the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment website on May 7, 2018. Read more >>
Submitted by Emily on Tue, 2018-01-30 16:047 Child care workers, preschool teachers, teacher assistants, social workers, community health workers, nurses — these are just a sampling of the many women and men who work with our youngest children to ensure their healthy development. Through their day to day work and interactions, these individuals have the opportunity to transform a child’s developmental trajectory, but often do not receive adequate pay, training, support, or incentives in order to maximize impact. Read more >>
Submitted by Emily on Wed, 2018-01-17 11:077 Teachers are an essential component in the success of any education system. High-quality teachers are critical to student learning, and competitive salaries are one of the most effective ways to attract and retain effective teachers. However, teachers in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region have fewer opportunities for salary raises compared with employees in other sectors, and the raises they do receive are often small relative to their compensation.
Submitted by Emily on Mon, 2017-11-06 16:367 The discussion around the integration of early childhood services is not new at all, but it became more heated in the recent years because of increasingly complex challenges that families with young children face in the current dynamic social, economic, cultural and political contexts they live.
Submitted by Emily on Wed, 2017-11-01 12:057 Education is not about learning the ‘right’ answers. It is about paying attention to and valuing people’s diverse learning processes, stimulating a dialogue between the learner and his or her environment.