How can this be a good idea?!

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Our local college is facing cuts to the early learning program, meaning that there will be fewer qualified Early Childhood Educators in our region. How can this be a good idea?

The Camosun College program offers excellent education and graduates about 30 students per year. We all know there is a shortage of quality licensed child care spaces in our province. We also know that qualified ECE’s are absolutely necessary for quality care. We also know there is a shortage of qualified ECE’s, particularly for infant/toddler and special needs positions.

Do we as a society think children do not deserve highly educated, motivated and passionate people? Do we think children ages 5 and up deserve well educated, well paid teachers in our school system….but children under 5 deserve less educated, lesser paid teachers?

How can this be a good idea?!

About Kim

Kim is an admitted ECE geek. She and Danielle have bonded over their shared geekdom and have come to terms with it. She is a pedagogical facilitator working with educators in a number of early learning settings supporting and extending new thinking and practice. She loves reading, writing, talking and sharing ideas about the potentials of teaching and learning with ece's and young children. ECE geeks unite!

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