|Worthy Wage Tales|
"Thank you so much for letting us borrow a piece of the Worthy Wage Day quilt for the Midwest AEYC Leadership Summit IV. It raised a strong awareness of Worthy Wage Day in our area! It also helps to have representation of professionals in the field from several states. Happy Worthy Wage Day!" - K. Hantak
Since 1991, early childhood educators have been holding advocacy events to mark Worthy Wage Day. Are you looking for ideas on how to mark Worthy Wage Day is your area? Here are some examples of Worthy Wage Day 2010 activities from early childhood educators from across the country:
- A college professor from North Carolina held a meeting with her early childhood students and brainstormed ideas to help the government understand the need to increase wages for the early childhood field. She also guided her students in writing a formal letter to their congressperson about the need for wage increases and the importance of early childhood educators.
- An early childhood director organized a mass email blitz on Worthy Wage Day in Tennessee.
- A child care director in Ohio held a community brunch to celebrate the work of early childhood educators.
- A pre-K teacher in Wisconsin held an ice-cream social for the parents and children in her classroom.
- An early childhood provider in Maryland held a "Tea and Tots" event at her site.
- A toddler teacher in Georgia held a luau for the children and parents in her class.
- A center director hosted an open house for the parents of his facility in Ohio and presented information on the inadequate funding for early childhood wages and benefits.