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.

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See you there!

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mater mea feature

I am honored to have been featured in the latest issue of mater mea. The feature covers my path to motherhood, my stillbirth, subsequent pregnancy, and my attempts to balance all of that with my career.

I am grateful for the staff at mater mea for their willingness to publicly highlight stillbirth and for the deep compassion and respect that was shown towards me and my family during the interview and photo shoot.

I also appreciated having a forum to highlight progressive early childhood education! I had a lot more to say that wasn’t published- maybe I need to write a book 😉

Please click here to read my profile. I also encourage you to read the other 28 profiles on the website. They are incredibly inspiring and a good antidote to the so-called ‘mommy wars’ that are so commonly referenced in mainstream media.