Event Title

Track 4: Early Care and Education – Valuing the Early Care & Education Workforce: Statewide Policy Campaigns

Start Date

11-18-2016 1:00 PM

End Date

11-18-2016 2:30 PM

Description

While some of the most public conversations about early care and education have centered on accessibility and affordability for parents, in many states there are also efforts underway to simultaneously focus attention on the challenging economic situation for the providers, most of whom are paid close to minimum wage and often have few benefits. This panel will present statewide campaigns from Vermont, Massachusetts, and other New England states that are integrating the need for economic justice for providers into the broader discussion of access to high quality, affordable early care and education.

Moderator:

Amy O’Leary, Director, Early Education for All

Panelists:

Robyn Freedner-Maguire, Director, Let’s Grow Kids Vermont

Helene Figueroa, Director of the Family Child Care Team, SEIU Connecticut

Queen Freelove, President, Family Child Care Council

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Learn more about Conference Tracks and Panels from five different issue areas here: http://scholarworks.umb.edu/newomenspolicyconf/2016-conferencetracksandpanels.pdf.

Breakout Sessions will take place in 5 different locations. You will stay in your session area for both session, coffee breaks will be served at your location.

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Nov 18th, 1:00 PM Nov 18th, 2:30 PM

Track 4: Early Care and Education – Valuing the Early Care & Education Workforce: Statewide Policy Campaigns

While some of the most public conversations about early care and education have centered on accessibility and affordability for parents, in many states there are also efforts underway to simultaneously focus attention on the challenging economic situation for the providers, most of whom are paid close to minimum wage and often have few benefits. This panel will present statewide campaigns from Vermont, Massachusetts, and other New England states that are integrating the need for economic justice for providers into the broader discussion of access to high quality, affordable early care and education.

Moderator:

Amy O’Leary, Director, Early Education for All

Panelists:

Robyn Freedner-Maguire, Director, Let’s Grow Kids Vermont

Helene Figueroa, Director of the Family Child Care Team, SEIU Connecticut

Queen Freelove, President, Family Child Care Council