A recent editorial by Chris Gentilviso discussed the G3 tuition assistance initiative available to students at Virginia’s community colleges. I applaud this initiative for including early childhood education in the list of eligible professions and concentrations.
It’s no secret the early childhood education field is facing a crisis. It’s incredibly difficult to find trained educators who have the skills, patience and passion it takes to leave a meaningful and lasting impact on our youngest learners. Additionally, recruiting new teachers into the field has proven even more challenging given how low wages are for this most valuable workforce.