Early Childhood Teachers

Task Force

A partnership between

DCAEYC and the

Washington Teachers' Union (WTU)

Vision

The WTU/DCAEYC Early Childhood Teachers' 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 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 Task Force is to perform the following functions:

  • Develop an Early Childhood Teacher Collaborative

  • Advocate

  • Facilitate

  • Support

  • Promote

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the WTU and DCAEYC ECE Task Force members?


The 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/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 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 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 Task Force meets Every other Month on the Third Thursday of the Month beginning September-May, except: April.




Where does the WTU and DCAEYC ECE Task Force Meet?


Meetings are held at various DCPS school sites and community-based centers. Occasionally, meetings are held at the Washington Teacher’s Union build located: 1237 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC. Note: Due to the COVID-19 crisis meetings will be virtual.




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 Task Force?


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




I am not sure if I want to be part of Task Force. Can I still receive information, updates, and resources?


Yes, please contact the Task Force to be placed on the listserv.




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


Please contact the task force by email: ecetaskforce@gmail.com





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.

ABOUT DCAEYC

The District of Columbia Association for the Education of Young Children (DCAEYC) is the DC Affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

 

NAEYC is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research.

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