Discussion – More than “Babysitters” childcare class

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We have discussed characteristics of the early childhood workforce, opportunities in early childhood education and early childhood professional development systems. Now, let’s focus on:

HOW do we continue to professionalize the early childhood education field? Why shouldn’t we be considered “babysitters”?

For your initial post, address the following:

  • What is “babysitting”?
  • Why are early child care educators professional?
  • What do we need to do to increase the professionalism of the early childhood field?
  • Why is professionalizing the ECE field so important?