This week is National Teacher Appreciation Week, which makes it the perfect time to show our appreciation for the many hard-working early childhood educators here in Durham! Worthy work deserves worthy wages, and there’s no better time to show these teachers how much we appreciate their invaluable work.
The work of early childhood educators is valuable, complex, and chronically underfunded. According to a study conducted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children:
A workforce study by Child Care Services Association found similar results about early childhood educators in North Carolina:
For the sake of our children’s futures, it is critical that qualified teachers who are passionate about serving young children are compensated and supported – in North Carolina and across the country. Let’s recognize that worthy work deserves worthy wages and celebrate all of our early childhood educators during National Teacher Appreciation Week!