We have discussed characteristics of the early childhood workforce, opportunities in early childhood education and early childhood professional development systems. Now, let’s focus on:
HOW do we continue to professionalize the early childhood education field? Why shouldn’t we be considered “babysitters”?
For your initial post, address the following:
- What is “babysitting”?
- Why are early child care educators professional?
- What do we need to do to increase the professionalism of the early childhood field?
- Why is professionalizing the ECE field so important?