Role of early childhood professionals

To Prepare

Consider this scenario: Imagine that you are in an elevator on your way to a National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) conference. Someone sees your identification badge and asks you about the conference. You explain that you are attending a conference for early childhood professionals. The person laughs and replies, “What’s an early childhood professional? Someone who babysits all day?”

Assignment Post:

In 1pg you explain with this person and develop an “elevator speech” that explains how you define your role as an early childhood professional, and identify at least three evidence-based reasons why early childhood professionals are vitally important to society and the early childhood field.