WTU and DCAEYC
ECE 
Task Force

A partnership between

DCAEYC and the

Washington Teachers' Union (WTU)

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Vision

The WTU and DCAEYC ECE Task Force's vision is that all of the District of Columbia's young children are successful in school and in life, as a result of Early Childhood Teachers participating in high-quality, intellectually stimulating, robust, and developmentally-appropriate training and professional development experiences that provide them with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to close the Achievement Gap.

Goal

The WTU and DCAEYC ECE Task Force believes that a highly trained, engaged, research-focused Early Childhood Teacher workforce is the key strategy to close the Achievement Gap. The role of the ECE Task Force is to perform the following functions:

  • Advocate

  • Facilitate

  • Support

  • Promote

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About the Washington Teachers' Union
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The Washington Teachers’ Union (WTU) represents more than 5,000 active and retired teachers in Washington D.C. WTU is dedicated to social and educational justice for the students of the District of Columbia and to improving the quality of support, resources, compensation and working conditions for the public servants and proud teachers who educate our students in D.C. Public Schools. To learn more, visit www.wtulocal6.net.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the WTU and DCAEYC ECE Task Force members?


The WTU and DCAEYC ECE Task Force is made up of members working in all early childhood settings that collaborate to advance the profession by improving policy and practice in DC.




What is the vision and mission of the WTU and DCAEYC ECE Task Force?


The WTU and DCAEYC ECE Task Force’s vision is that all of the District of Columbia’s young children are successful in school and in life, as a result of Early Childhood Teachers participating in high-quality, intellectually stimulating, robust, and developmentally-appropriate training and professional development experiences that provide them with the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to close the Achievement Gap. The ECE Task Force believes that a highly trained, engaged, research-focused Early Childhood Teacher workforce is the key strategy to close the Achievement Gap. The role of the ECE Task Force will be to perform the following functions: Develop an ECE Teacher Collaborative; Advocate; Facilitate; Support; and Promote.




When does the WTU and DCAEYC ECE Task Force Meet?


The ECE Task Force meets every other Month on the Third Thursday of the Month beginning September-May. Scheduled meetings for the SY21-22 are: - Thursday, September 16, 2021 - Thursday, November 18, 2021 - Thursday, January 20, 2022 - Thursday, March 17, 2022 - Thursday, May 19, 2022




Where does the WTU and DCAEYC ECE Task Force Meet?


The ECE Task Force will hold a combination in-person, virtual, and hybrid meetings. Details will be shared prior to each meeting.




Do I have to be a member of the Washington Teacher’s Union or DCAEYC to be part of Task Force?


No. The ECE Task Force, however, is a partnership between the two organizations. Joining a professional organization such as DCAEYC is an opportunity for you to learn, grow, and collaborate.




How can I become a part of the ECE Task Force?


Please join one of our bi-monthly meetings or contact us by email.




How can I contact the WTU and DCAEYC ECE Task Force?


Please contact Rahshita Lowe-Watson at the ECE Task Force by email: ecetaskforce@gmail.com