Early Ed

Public Event

Early Childhood Research Roundtable: Disrupting Inequities Among Early Educators


June 18, 2019

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM


Edgerley Center for Civic Media at the Boston Foundation

75 Arlington St., 3rd Floor, Boston, MA

Ubiquitous low wages often mask the uneven playing field faced by current and prospective early educators. Educators with equivalent levels of educational attainment face wage disparities depending on the age of children they teach and the funding and sponsorship of the program in which they are employed. These disparities drive teacher turnover and shortages with far reaching implications for access to high quality early care and education for all children, and the immediate and long term well-being of teachers. Strategies for disrupting these inequities will be discussed.


Marcy WhitebookCo-Director, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, UC Berkeley

Panel Discussion

Ola FridayAssociate Commissioner for Workforce Development, MA Department of Early Education and Care
Brian GoldEarly Education Program Officer, The Boston Foundation (Moderator)
Clifford KwongTeacher, Ellis Early Education Center
Yvette RodriguezVice President, Head Start & Children's Services, ABCD
Marcy WhitebookCo-Director, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, UC Berkeley

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