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This is a series of blogs featuring first-person accounts from early educators across Massachusetts. *     *     * My name is Laura Polanco, and I work full-time for Worcester Child Development Head Start as a Family Service Associate. I also work part-time for Worcester Family Partnership, helping to facilitate literacy-based playgroups and […]

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This is a series of blogs featuring first-person accounts from early educators across Massachusetts. *     *     * My name is Erin Butts and I am the teacher/director of the Haggerty Preschool in Cambridge, Mass. The Haggerty Preschool is a 10-month, school-year program that serves children ages 2.9 to 5 years old. […]

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This is a series of blogs featuring first-person accounts from early educators across Massachusetts. *     *     * My name is Nair Alabachian. I have been working in the field as a family childcare (FCC) educator in Lynn, Mass., since 2006. The most important part of my job is helping children learn […]

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This is a series of blogs featuring first-person accounts from early educators across Massachusetts. *     *     * My name is Donna Servideo and I work at the YWCA of Central Massachusetts. I am a preschool teacher for children who are 2.9 to 5 years of age. I have been in this […]

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This is a series of blogs featuring first-person accounts from early educators across Massachusetts. *     *     * My name is Danielle Scanlon, and I work at the YWCA of Central Massachusetts. I have been in the early education and care field for about six and a half years. As an infant […]

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This is a series of blogs featuring first-person accounts from early educators across Massachusetts. *     *     * My name is Erin Vickstrom, and I work at a preschool called the Quinsigamond Community College Children’s School in Worcester, Mass., located on the college’s campus. We serve children ages 2.9 to 5 years […]

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This is the first in a series of blogs featuring first-person accounts from early educators across Massachusetts. Today is also National Worthy Wage Day, a grassroots public awareness campaign that’s jointly coordinated by the Center for the Child Care Workforce and the American Federation of Teachers. The campaigns goal is to raise awareness of: • the […]

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  There’s a new early education organization in town called, “Ideas and Innovations In Early Childhood Education.” Founded by early educator Theodore Kokoros, it’s a local think tank that’s funneling the voices of early educators and parents of young children into the public debate. “While early childhood education and care is getting more attention from […]

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“We are gearing up for Advocacy Day on March 5, but advocacy can happen all throughout the year, and can take many forms,” Amy O’Leary says. That’s the advice Amy shared yesterday during Advocacy 101, a webinar sponsored by Strategies for Children. A video of the webinar is posted here. Called “If Not Us, Then […]

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  What a year it has been at Strategies for Children! Here are some of our highlights: • Looking back to look forward In December of 2018, we gathered at the State House to celebrate the tenth anniversary of An Act Relative to Early Education and Care, which became law in 2008. “It’s like getting […]

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