Young children have rights, and we have an obligation to support every learning environment and the individuals who play a role in children’s lives,
Kith and Kin is an extensive support program for family (kin), friend, and neighbor (kith) child care offered by the Association for Supportive Child Care. Meet Lawrence and his nephew Brody, who have participated in the program. Read the story.
Sharon Reede and Tiffany Corona hoped to find answers as part of the Collaborative Planning Community of Practice professional development program, organized by Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC), to deepen their understanding of how children can build relationships by observing them in the classroom and documenting their observations. Read the story.
Dulce Shimkus and Dr. Katherine Palmer reflect on the creation of the “Badas and Booms” project by young students, discoveries along the way, and how this collaboration furthered their own personal and professional growth in understanding Children’s Right to Music as a Language. Read the story.
I tell this story not seeking sympathy but to show the resilience I gained through those experiences. I choose to hold onto that experience because we tend to overlook children who face such disparities. We often fail to understand their circumstances first. Read Cotillion Sneddy's story.
Design your own ECE advocacy journey! Attend one, some, or all of the following sessions based on your interest and goals. Here's a listing of Spring 2021 Advocacy opportunities for early childhood educators to elevate their voices and to advocate on behalf of young children, families, and the early childhood field.
Whether you use it on a stage, to sing with the toddlers in your classroom, to advocate with legislators, or to sing in the shower...your voice is powerful! Read more.
Interested in elevating your voice and the voices of early childhood educators? Want to be a part of the movement to advance equity, racial and social justice in early childhood? Apply now
AzAEYC 2020 Scholarship Awardee Jennifer Sullivan reflects on changes in the early education field, the value and the challenges of pursuing higher education while teaching full time, and why advocating for equity in compensation for ECE teachers is at top of her list of plans for the future. Meet Jennifer.
"It is simply not enough to declare, “I’m not a racist.” We must be active. We must speak up. We must be actively anti-racist."
We’ve gathered a list of resources that support educators in teaching for equity. As we discover more resources, we’ll add them to this list. Learn more.