Katie Johnston, Globe Staff
Perception is the issue. Far too often early childhood educators are not seen as competent, skilled professionals. That needs to change. Katie Johnston at the Globe highlighted a local effort employing cutting edge techniques to invent the change.
"People who work with young children — 40 percent of whom are women of color — are seen as unskilled, undereducated, underpaid baby sitters, said Anne Douglass, executive director of the Institute for Early Education Leadership and Innovation at the University of Massachusetts Boston, at a Tuesday HUBweek hackathon event dedicated to changing that mindset."