Our Principles

We are early care educators working with families to nurture and educate the youngest of our community. We call for …

  • Public funding for universal ECE
  • Community-based and public programs
  • Breaking the racist and sexist stereotype of caregiving—using assumptions of “natural” and low-skill as justification for low pay
  • Recognizing that care and education are not separable—care is the foundation for all learning
  • Just compensation, decent work and living conditions for caregivers—in public schools and community-based sites
  • A diverse ECE workforce, uplifting Black, Brown, and multi-lingual caregivers
  • Compensation that recognizes multiple pathways to expertise
  • Early care and education for all for families for needed respite, bonding, work, or school
  • Shared public wealth to promote well-being, healthy environments, and quality of life from pre-natal to senior years