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?!