Letter - Not getting the credit they deserve
To the editor:
We are students at Alexandria Technical and Community College, studying in the child development field, and we feel that early childhood professionals and child care providers are not getting the credit they deserve. As teachers for your children, early childhood professionals are not earning an adequate salary to live on and provide the best quality care for the children of our future.
As advocates for early child care, we would like to see more respect given to early childhood professionals and a worthy wage given. We think early childhood professionals need to be recognized for all the dedication to our children and their families. By acknowledging this profession and being supportive of adequate funding we can allow child care professionals to give our children the care they deserve.
Carly Walsh, Ann Mikel and Danielle Bode, Alexandria Technical and Community
College child development