Policy Matters is a quarterly video chat series between Teri Talan of the McCormick Center and a guest author in early childhood policy. Our guest author for Episodes 5-8 is Stacie Goffin. Want to catch up or revisit the series? Explore previous chats and topics here.
Thank you for joining us for Policy Matters: Episode 8.
Stacie and Teri conclude this series by discussing the various critical roles in the field of early childhood education, how compensation matters, and what it will take to truly professionalize the field.
The chat begins with Teri reflecting on where higher education faculty fit within NAEYC ‘s Power to the Profession initiative. Is a member of the ECE faculty, such as herself, a part of the profession? Or is she an allied professional? Stacie clearly states why it is important to create boundaries for the professional role of an Early Childhood Educator. The discussion ends with a consideration of compensation policy.
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