We are responsible for children’s development. It’s time to invest in our profession. I’m a licensed child care professional in Chicago. I have been a child care provider for six years. I love caring for our future. I treasure the relationship I am able to build with their families. That’s what makes my work so […]
Lifting up the voices of early learning and care professionals and parents from all corners of the country.
Matt Hoffmann, parent/adjunct professor, Chicago, IL
As parent working as an adjunct professor, I still can’t afford child care. I am an adjunct sociology professor who teaches at Loyola in Chicago. Having a child makes it harder to teach. Because my annual income is around $20,000 a year, I can’t afford child care at all. When I am trying to get […]
Venetta Strickland, Center Teacher, Raleigh, NC
Child care is my passion but I’m not paid enough to provide for my own children. Being a child care teacher is my passion. But sometimes I feel ashamed. I feel like less of a mom. That’s because even though I work hard and I’m good at my job, I am not paid enough to […]