Big Dreams for NY’s Youngest Children: The future of early care and education 6/17/14

I wanted to let you know about a panel I will be speaking on next Tuesday morning at the Center for New York City Affairs at the New School.  Here is the link to the panel which is coinciding with the release of a report focusing on policy and early care and education in NYC. I am happy that this report will shed some light on issues faced by those who often have the least access to power and support.  Programs that serve low income children and families in NYC are struggling in many ways and it’s important that people know what’s going on for children and for the women of color who work with them (majority of childcare workers are low income and women of color). We need to make some changes and my hope is that the release of this report and the words of the panelists will signal the beginning of that change.


See you there!


Nominated for a BAMMY award- please vote!

I was nominated for a BAMMY award- which is an award for educators with many different categories. While I am very grateful, personally, for the nomination, I’m also excited that the nomination may allow me to bring more exposure to issues of equity and access to high quality preschool for all children, and to issues of policy and social justice in early childhood education.

I’m grateful to Susan Oschorn for the nomination and encourage you to visit her blog: ECE Policy Works. She shares critical insights and important information about the intersections of early childhood education and policy.

Please take a moment and vote for me:
Vote for Takiema in the BAMMY awards!

Thank you!