Worthy Work, STILL Unlivable Wages

To mark the 25th anniversary of the National Child Care Staffing Study, Marcy Whitebook, Deborah Phillips, and Carollee Howes, the principal investigators and authors of the study, have released a white paper examining the progress over the past quarter-century in improving early childhood teaching jobs and attracting and retaining a well-prepared workforce able to foster […]

You Made it Happen: National Early Learning Voter Day

In the weeks leading up to the election, hundreds of early learning professionals, parents, kids and other SEIU members proved how important early learning is to children and working families. Here’s a glimpse of what they made possible: In Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland, Illinois and California early learning professionals were on the doors and […]

The Union is a Family for Me

Everyone knows that educating very young children—from infancy to the time they head to kindergarten—is no easy task. Massachusetts Family Child Care Provider, Yisel Lizardo, will tell you. Click here to SHARE Yisel’s story with your friends and family on Facebook, Twitter and email. She continually deals with situations that arise on the job, creates new and […]