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!

Lifting up the voices that matter 

This article provides a snapshot of the challenges and opportunities generated due to the COVID-19 pandemic through the ECD workforce’s eyes and lived experiences. 

Read the article  


Read more interviews.



Dr. Shafraz Kazia, Kenya



Iris Lim, Singapore 

"We see you. We see your pain. You are doing your best to protect yourself and save lives in dire circumstances."


Be open, embrace the unknown!


Khin May Tun Chit, Myammar

Netali Zamir, Israel


"Try to make use of challenging times in positive ways, so that we can increase our resilience"


"Move your body, remember to breathe, and act with love."


Radha Pandey, India 

Laxmi Roka, India


"The situation is challenging, and it will be so for a while. We need to find ways so that we can continue working during these times also."


"We need to stay connected and work together. We need to learn from each other to think about new strategies to help reach more vulnerable children and communities."


Sunita Rawat, India

Line Alvheim Elmore, Norway



"Stay safe and stay strong. This time will pass, and we will soon be able to meet and do activities freely."


"We are the voice of the children; we have to be adamant not to compromise on that, no matter what the situation is."