Thanks to the generous support of The Dayton Foundation, Preschool Promise is working with Dr. Debra Brathwaite who is part of the Foundation’s Del Mar Encore Fellows initiative. Dr. Brathwaite is helping find new ways of building a strong early childhood education workforce. Specifically, she’s focused on creating education pathways for early learning professionals to improve their qualifications and earn degrees and credentials.
Dr. Brathwaite is working with leaders from higher education institutions as well as community-based organizations to break down barriers, including minimizing college debt and increasing the woefully low compensation early childhood educators earn.
Without a strong workforce, our children won’t get the quality early education they need and deserve.