Voices from the Field

Voices from the Field is a series focused on the voices of members of the early childhood workforce from around the world.

These articles highlight how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted those working in early childhood services across sectors. By capturing different voices of the early childhood workforce and sharing their perspectives, Voices from the Field gives insight into the challenges faced across the globe.

There is so much to learn from them. We hope you welcome this as an opportunity to appreciate and celebrate their resilience, care, commitment, and professionalism.

Are you a member of the early childhood workforce? Raise your voice, share your experience here!

The situation is challenging, and it will be so for a while. We need to continue to find ways to work closely together.

Mobile Creches’ primary aim during the pandemic has been to ensure that frontline workers can connect to parents and children. Read the Voices from the Field interview with Deputy Manager Radha Pandey, and two Project Supervisors also working in India.

Gehleigbe Bobson Bleh

Voices from the Field is a series focused on the voices of members of the early childhood workforce from around the world. Gehleigbe Bobson Bleh, is a professor working in the areas of early childhood education and child welfare. He touches on the importance of play for children -- even during difficult times.

Vera Scholten

Vera Scholten, is a nurse focused on youth care. She shares how the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the ingenuity and adaptability of those working in her field.

Voices from the Field: Khin May Tun Chit

Voices from the Field is a series focused on the voices of members of the early childhood workforce from around the world. Khin May Tun Chit, is a consultant working on Early Childhood Interventions. She explains COVID-19 required her to slow down and helped her learn flexibility and adaptability.

Dr. Shafraz Kazia

Voices from the Field is a series focused on the voices of members of the early childhood workforce from around the world. Dr. Shafraz Kazia speaks about his work during the COVID-19 pandemic.