Early Ed Leadership & Innovation

We train frontline early educators and child care business owners in entrepreneurial leadership, and research ways to support them at scale

August 11, 2020
by IEELI
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Never Stop Learning

When Massachusetts Congresswoman Katherine Clark announced her Child Care Is Infrastructure Act, which would authorize $10 billion over five years to invest in the early care and education sector (ECE), she did so with ECE experts by her side who told reporters how their businesses were being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

One of Clark’s experts was Jessica DeJesus Acevedo, a recent graduate of our Post-Master’s Certificate in Early Education Research, Policy, and Practice program who was accepted this summer into our PhD program.

“Day care and early child care are the foundation for children’s academic and social success in life,” Acevedo said during the press conference, which was streamed live over Facebook. Acevedo added that owners of private ECE programs needed more grants and funding to keep their businesses going through the pandemic. Continue Reading →

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