notes from Amy
As 2017 comes to a close, let’s look beyond the headlines of the daily news cycle to recall some good news from the past year:
We continue to be impressed and inspired by the commitment and dedication of early educators Lisa Crowley, Shanika Edouard and all the Voices from the Field as they seek to improve practice and advance their own education.
We are also thrilled by the collaboration and enthusiasm of local leaders across the state organizing community teams to build new support systems for young children. Whether it’s ESSA, next-generation MCAS, or preschool expansion planning, our young children and families have much to gain from collaboration between early educators, home visitors, teachers, directors, principals, superintendents, school committee members, mayors and others.
We have also seen a renewed interested and attention to the importance of advocacy and accurate information. Make sure you are signed up to received our advocacy alerts and help spread the word to others who can help advocate! Click here to see a summary of Early Education in the News for 2017. You can find infographics, research briefs, Fast Facts for Children and Families, and more on our website.
We are grateful for our partners and funders who help to support our work and the hundreds of people who took action this year to advocate for increased investments. We must continue to work together to make 2018 an even better year for children, families, and communities here in the Commonwealth.