Advocacy for Children
It is not only parents and guardians who have the responsibility to advocate for their child(ren): early childhood educators, administrators, directors, and family/home daycare providers also share that responsibility when it comes to children under their care. The early years of a child's life are the most crucial in many ways--both in development and in learning.
But how can we become our children's advocates? By becoming a powerful, collective voice in demanding only the best for the children under our care!
According to the Council of Professional Recognition, here are 5 ways early childhood educators and administrators can become advocates:
- Speaking up
- Knowing all available resources
- Raising awareness
- Becoming involved
- Voting with early childhood education (ECE) in mind
Here are some classes that can help: