Jobs/Roles in the ECE Community: National/Federal Level

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NAEYC is a national organization that I am proud to be a member of . Their vision is that “All young children thrive and learn in a society dedicated to ensuring they reach their full potential.” and their mission statement is that the  “NAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.” Their code of ethics is amazing and I keep it in my classroom to reference on a daily basis.

Jobs that interest me from the NAEYC are ‘Global engagement’ the “Global Engagement Department adapts NAEYC’s resources, content, and expertise to offer culturally appropriate packages that support high-quality early learning” (NAEYC, 2018)

Dual Language-ESL Teacher/Coordinator

“QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong commitment to the mission, vision, goals and objectives of One City, and to working to with young children from diverse racial/cultural/linguistic populations and their families.
  • Bachelor’s/ Master’s degree in an approved program for ESL/Bilingual Education, and experience working with young children.
  • Valid Wisconsin Educators License or willingness to become certified ASAP.
  • Minimum of three years teaching experience or have interned or trained at One City.
  • Demonstrates ability to provide positive behavioral support to students in a group and in an individual setting.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the federal, state, and local mandates governing the determination and delivery of ESL and Bilingual Education services
  • Excellent judgment, communication and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative and proactive.
  • Ability to regularly and routinely lift and push at least 50 pounds.
  • Completion of a background check required.
  • Be at least 18 years of age” (Indeed, 2018)

Another job that interests me is ‘public policy and advocacy.’  “NAEYC is a voice for high-quality early childhood education supported by a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession. Along with Americans of all political, geographic, and demographic backgrounds, we are coming together to demand investments in hiqh-quality early childhood education and early childhood educators, because we know that will make America brighter, stronger, and more competitive” (NAEYC, 2018)

Advocacy Specialist in Early childhood

“Core Values: Compassionate, Love working with children, Empathetic, Integrity.

Education: Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in human services, mental health, or education preferred or Associate’s degree with at least 3 years working with children and their caregivers.

Requirements:

  • Mental Health experience or education experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of Trauma-Informed Care and ACE’s.
  • Knowledge of McKinney-Vento Act.
  • Experience/Familiarity with Public Education Systems.
  • Awareness of Secondary Trauma.
  • Ability to work closely and effectively with children of varying ages in whole-family settings.
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals of differing skills and backgrounds.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team, while honoring each other’s opinions.
  • Ability to work some evenings.
  • Reliable transportation and a Washington Driver’s License.
  • Ability to collaborate and network with others.
  • First Aid/CPR certified.

Pass Federal background and fingerprint check.”

Retrieved from https://www.indeed.com.

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UNICEF USA is a national organization that works to save children’s lives. Their mission is “Putting children first all over the world” (unicefusa, 2018).

UNICEF works throughout the world giving health care, immunizations, and water that is safe to drink, education, nourishment, emergency help and so much more. The UNICEF USA  organization works with UNICEF by advocating, raising funds, and educating families to give hope that one day all children can live safe, happy lives (unicefusa, 2018).

St. Jude Children’s Hospital was founded by Danny Thomas. Their mission statement is “To advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay” (St. Judes Children’s Hospital, 2018). I support this hospital because I believe in their cause. They have spent many years looking for cures and saving the lives of children. Through this organization research “the survival rate for childhood cancer from less than 20% in 1962 to more than 80% today” (St. Judes Children’s Hospital, 2018).

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This hospital is funded by contributions and a child staying at this hospital pays nothing and their is a place for parents to stay while their child is being treated. It is an amazing community of practice made up of great doctors, nurses, specialists, and staff that treat these unique children. Their support and love is felt by all that go their (St. Judes Children’s Hospital, 2018).

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All three of these organizations are amazing and they all have a passion for advocating for young children. I felt inspired as I looked at their websites and learned more about them. Have a marvelous week!

Tammy

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References

Indeed, (2018). Retrieved from https://www.indeed.com.

NAEYC, (2018). National Association For the Education of Young Children. Retrieved

from naeyc.org.

St. Judes Childrens Hospital, (2018). Retrieved from https://www.stjude.org.

Unicefusa, (2018). Retrieved from unicefusa.org.

 

 

2 thoughts on “Jobs/Roles in the ECE Community: National/Federal Level

  1. Tammy, I like the choices that you made for this weeks assignment. UNICEF and St Judes with do excellent work and are causes worth supporting. I forget sometimes just how big and important these two organizations are. Working for either one of those organizations would fuel my passion in this field. Thanks for the reminding me of their importance.
    Sylvia

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  2. Great post. I like your selection of organization and employment opportunities. I especially like how you chose St.Jude’s Children’s Hospital, as the children are being taken away from education opportunity due to medical reasons. Great opportunity to provide education for them.

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