To say that 2020 was a challenging year for all of us is a huge understatement. While 2021 is projected to end in a much better place, we will all still be facing challenges related to the pandemic. So, how do we position our organization to come out of COVID stronger than ever? Glad you asked.
While working remotely quickly became the new normal for some, there were others who – because of the nature of their work – could not work from home. Such is true of the early childhood education workforce.
Camp Fire First Texas will be offering scholarships for early childhood educators to earn their Child Development Associate Credential (CDA). A CDA is nationally recognized and according to a 2020 poll on LinkedIn, it is one of the top credentials employers seek when hiring early educators.
Camp Fire First Texas will open the 13th Early Childhood Conference on Friday, March 5 with a special screening of the groundbreaking documentary film, No Small Matter. This is the first documentary to explore the most overlooked, underestimated, and powerful force in America: early childhood education.
A recent survey by the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE) found “83 percent [of youth ages 18-24] say they believe young people have the power to change the country.”
That’s exactly what we want young people in Camp Fire to discover, practice, and believe: Their contributions and leadership matter to their communities, our country, and the wider world NOW – not just in the future.