May 1st is recognized each year as National Early Educator Worthy Wage Day. On this day, early childhood professionals- and the organizations that support them- work together to inform the public about the importance of high quality early education. Despite the critical role they play in children’s lives, the early childhood workforce continues to be compensated poorly (the average professional earns less than $20,000 per year). Join us today in honoring the early education professionals and programs in your community.
Earlier this week, the US House of Representatives passed the National Early Educator Worthy Wage Day Resolution (H. Con. Res. 99). The resolution was introduced on April 2nd by Representative Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) and Representative Todd Platts (R-PA). You can read the full resolution here.