Washington DC (Courtesy of The Hill.com)
Every day, early educators leave child care settings across the country for the same reason: low pay. Like Shania Bell, who was the best teacher Jordyn Rossignol, director and owner of Miss Jordyn’s Child Care and Preschool, ever had. Now Shania works in a hardware store right across the road in Caribou, Maine. She still parks in the same lot she used as a toddler teacher at Miss Jordyn’s. And she still comes by to say hello to the kids she used to teach before starting her shift at the store.
When asked why she left, Shania said she loved being an early childhood educator but it was hard for her to stay because she couldn’t financially support herself.