Early-childhood teachers are working within a very critical window of brain development. We know that what happens during the early years can shape the trajectory of a person鈥檚 life. Yet,we treat the teachers of young children as if they weren鈥檛 professionalsor worthy of a life outside of poverty.
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What is an early childhood educator?
Early childhood educators are known by a variety of titles, among them child caregiver, teacher and child care provider. Whatever the title we are given or call ourselves, we want to be sure we are meeting professional guidelines of behavior.
Are Early Childhood Program Administrators allies to Early Childhood Educators?
I have come to realize that early childhood program administrators and college faculty that prepare teachers and leaders in early childhood education are allies to early childhood educators. I am not lonely anymore; I am comfortable being an allied professional playing a critical role supporting the early childhood education profession.
Do you feel good about your professional role in early childhood education?
You should feel good about the vital role that you play in young children’s lives from birth to five years! Thank you. Butcher, K. (2017). Professionalism in Early Childhood Education. Michigan State University Extension. Colker, L.J. (2008). Young Children. National Association for the Education of Young Children. 3 (6). Feeney, S. (2006).
Why is professionalism important in the field of early childhood education?
In the field of early childhood education, the topic of professionalism is of great importance. As ECE professionals, we need to make sure that we’re recognized for the valuable work that we do. Working with young children and their families is one of the hardest jobs that there is.