Early Education Leaders, an Institute at UMass Boston

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Media: The Field’s Leadership Potential is Being Ignored


In a blog post for the series Moving Beyond False Choices for Early Childhood Educators published by New America, Professor Anne Douglass writes early educators are being ignored in the push to enact reforms in the field of early care and education.

Excerpt: “Can you imagine trying to improve quality in healthcare settings without the input of doctors and nurses? Or strengthening cybersecurity without the participation of internet technologists? Yet this is what we, as a field, typically do when discussing how to advance early care and education (ECE). We move forward without input or guidance from those most experienced in ECE: educators, center directors, and family child care owners who care for and educate children from birth to age five. What if, instead, we looked to early educators at all career levels for leadership and innovation to advance the field?”

Read the full blog post, “The Field’s Leadership Potential is Being Ignored,” online at New America.

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