Worthy Wage Day and The ECE Workforce

Child care providers are at the touchstone of our children's crucial development.  Without child care we wouldn't have a current workforce or an adequate future one.  They are molding our children's development at their most vulnerable times.  Providers, you deserve higher wages.

Tomorrow is Worthy Wage Day.  An opportunity to raise awareness about quality wages for quality caregivers.

The Center for the Study of Child Care Employment is hosting a Twitter Storm tomorrow, along with NAEYC!  Don't have a twitter account or just used it once or twice?  I think it's time you log on and tell the world you deserve better.

‪#‎WorthyWages‬ Twitter Storm
Friday, May 1st
10:00-11:00am PST

The Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (@cscceucb) is planning a #WorthyWages Twitter storm to highlight the importance of quality wages for early childhood educators. 

Learn more: http://www.irle.berkeley.edu/cscce/2015/worthy-wage-day-twitter-storm/

Worthy Wage Day, established in 1992, is a national day of action to raise public awareness of:
-The low wages earned by early childhood educators
-Their negative impact on program quality and the adverse consequences for children’s well-being
-The need for major restructuring in how we finance early care and education in order to achieve livable, equitable and dependable wages for early childhood teachers that do not come at the expense of the urgent economic needs of families

On Friday, May 1st at 10am PST, use the hashtag #WorthyWages on Twitter and Facebook to show your support for early childhood educators.
We encourage all ECE teachers and practitioners to participate. Take a picture with a sign about what #WorthyWages mean to you! Go to our website to find templates.

We hope you will join us and please encourage your networks to do the same!

Please contact Ferheen Abbasi (ferheen11abbasi@berkeley.edu) with any questions.
— Center for Child Care Employment https://www.facebook.com/cscceucb?fref=photo

Samantha Marshall, M.A.

Samantha is, just like you, excited to make a difference in our community and our world. With a Master of Arts degree in English Literature, you might ask how she found herself building and writing for a website focused on child care. From 1995 through 2001, Samantha started her career working for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors which introduced her to the importance of non-profits, community and quality child care. Her experience with Sponsors, State Officials, and Family Child Care Providers left a great and lasting impression. Later in her career and her most recent position at SAGE Publications, an academic publisher, was as a product manager for a new online resource! During this time many of Samantha's passions collided. A love for the written word, children and the proliferation of knowledge as well as a fascination with the resources the internet gives us, building a community for child care on ChildCareInfo.com is the perfect way to make the difference she wanted to. Needless to say, she is very excited to be an active part of creating and building ChildCareInfo.com.