Thanks to all who participated in our Twitter chat on #PreKPay! There were several key take-aways from the chat that we need to continue to discuss:
- We need to raise awareness that early childhood is a critical time in a child’s life for brain development, and consequently change the perception of the work early educators do.
- Educators need to be paid more for this important work.
- Any conversations about credentials or degrees need to factor in our history of inequality in higher education, as well as questions of cultural responsiveness in our early education programs.
- The government must invest in early education to improve both teacher pay and access to high-quality programs.
Check out an archive of the full chat below, and continue to use the hashtag #PreKPay to let us know what you think of this important issue!