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All Marcela Simpson wanted was a part-time job to carry her through to graduation. She was living in her native country of Honduras and majoring in business administration at UNITEC, the Central American Technological University. Simpson applied for a position at a school called La Estancia, a renown bilingual school where she met the school’s […]

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“Now more than ever, being an early educator or administrator means automatically being an advocate, it has become impossible not to see the inequities and to continue not saying anything about it,” Binal Patel says, sharing her experience of going from an assistant preschool teacher to working in policy and systems building for the field […]

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How do you go from being a preschool teacher to working as a legislative aide in the Massachusetts State House?  For Sarah Mills, it’s all about loving the work of interacting with young children.  In elementary and middle school, Mills enjoyed helping out with infants and toddlers who were enrolled in her public school’s preschool […]

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Back in March, Tiffany Lillie was working hard as the Director of Community Resource Development at the Framingham Public Schools. She had been thinking about her work running out-of-school-time programs, including child care programs, in her city. She had been in the office working. She had been at community meetings listening to parent feedback. Her […]

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“The most important part is to have the students become more aware of the profession that they’ve chosen,” Tracey Williams says of teaching Introduction to Early Childhood Education at Cambridge College. Williams, a Boston Public School special education teacher, is one of Cambridge College’s senior professors. “A lot of my students have early childcare positions […]

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  Thanks to the smart use of best practices, Rhode Island is leading the way on special education practices in pre-K. We recently learned more about Rhode Island’s efforts from Lisa Nugent, the state’s Coordinator of Early Learning. Rhode Island is a good example of success because it got a late start on building its […]

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  “I am a product of early education and care; and my daughter is a product of it as well,” Nikki Burnett told us recently. Burnett’s daughter is currently a student at Howard University. As for Burnett herself she has come full circle. Born and raised in Massachusetts, in Springfield’s Mason Square neighborhood, Burnett worked […]

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  Chrissy Howard, the new manager of Reading Success by 4th Grade, sums up her job with a question: “How can I use any resource I have to help other people get what they need?” For Howard this a tactical issue and a matter of social justice. Launched by the Irene E. and George A. […]

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  “Leading the Way,” is a series featuring the next generation of leaders in the field of early education and care. * Janet Begin was a computer engineer for ten years. She worked at AT&T Bell Labs. “I always knew I wanted to go into education,” Begin, a Haverhill resident, says. “But I knew I […]

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“Leading the Way,” is a series featuring the next generation of leaders in the field of early education and care. Tatiana Roll started her career in education early, teaching her sister and her stuffed animals when she was still a girl. Teaching, she says, “was just something that was always a part of me.” At […]

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