Changing Perceptions

Changing the policies that impact the early care and education profession, in many cases, begin with changing the pervasive misperceptions about the work. These resources can help advocates ensure that policymakers and the public understand the complexity and sophistication of the practice of early care and education. 

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It's Not Babysitting: ECE Teachers in Action Videos Demonstrate the Complexity of an Early Childhood Educator's Job

New America - This set of videos points to the sophistication of the job of early childhood educator and makes the case for why educators working with young children need increased credentials that equip them with specialized knowledge of how young children learn and develop. And, they help illustrate why educators should have compensation on par with their elementary educator peers. (Alliance Funded) (April 2020)