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?”
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.