Tag: early childhood educators

Children’s Action Alliance — Essential workers making poverty wages

| March 2, 2021
Children’s Action Alliance — Essential workers making poverty wages

While the state of Arizona is making strides toward increasing teacher pay, one group has been noticeably left behind, early childhood educators. A new report out by the Berkeley Center for the Study of Child Care Employment highlights that early childhood educators in Arizona are still lagging far behind. The field is largely made up of women and often women of color, and despite the fact that we ask them to provide care to our most vulnerable citizens, they often make poverty wages. During the COVID pandemic, it has become clear that child care is an essential service, yet the policy response at the state and federal level has largely ignored the educators themselves. Unfortunately, this was an existing problem that has only been made worse in the last 12 months. According to the report “The burden of school closures and parents continuing to work falls on child care providers. We need to be properly recognized through appropriate funding, PPE, and support systems. The government is largely ignoring the particularly unique burden that is put on child care during this pandemic.” 

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Learn anytime, anywhere!

| November 19, 2018
Learn anytime, anywhere!

In conjunction with Sesame Street Communities, Arizona Early Childhood now provides six online, webinar learning bundles created for early childhood educators – whether you are working in a classroom, center-based program, or family child-care setting. These are entirely FREE and easy as 1-2-3! These webinars are self-paced – you can start, stop, and begin again as your schedule allows. These webinar bundles will satisfy DHS Child Care Licensing requirements for professional development training hours.

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