Use these AFT resources to help plan your event:
- 2019 Wage Data for Early Childhood Educators
- Ranking of Preschool Teachers' Hourly Wages
- Ranking of Childcare Workers' Hourly Wages
Without community support, early childhood education cannot grow. Inviting a lawmaker or local advocate into your school or center gives respected members of the community—including the families of children you serve—an opportunity to stand in support of early childhood professionals as they start their workday. It is a powerful way to show the broader public that there is support for early childhood educators and the services they provide. If you would like to host a lawmaker at your early childhood education setting, here are a few guidelines and a sample invitation.
Job shadowing allows respected members of the community to shadow, or work alongside, early childhood professionals as they carry out their regular job responsibilties. It is a powerful way of showing influential leaders the complex workday reality of early childhood staff. If you would like to start a job shadowing program in your early childhood education setting, here are a few guidlines.
Download and share these infographics on your social media. Link to https://www.aft.org/earlychildhood/worthy-wage-day-2019