The American Federation of Teachers has held Worthy Wage Day since 1987 to bring national attention to low wages and inadequate funding in the field of early education and how this affects children through recruitment and retention of early education providers.
In the spirit of Worthy Wage Day, some MECEU centers hosted legislators to visit their schools this week and learn more about their work and the challenges and opportunities early educators face.
In the top photo, Senator Sal DiDomenico, a sponsor of our bill (H.477/S.223), reads with children at Patti-Cake Daycare Center in Everett.
Below, Senator Jason Lewis hears about technology in the classroom at My Little Best Friends Early Learning Center in Malden.
Next, Senator Jim Welch, a co-sponsor of our bill, with students at a book distribution at Children's Creative Center in Springfield.
Finally, Senator Marc Pacheco, a co-sponsor, with students at Rock-A-Bye Learning Environment in Taunton.