Supporting our Teachers’ Professional Development

Last week, four of our early learning teachers graduated from Goddard College with a Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in Education. They earned 120 credit hours and fulfilled a semester-long residency where they worked on their theses. By graduating with their degrees, they gained more knowledge as early childhood learning teachers and strengthened their commitment to their students. Our teachers’ thesis were inspired by their love for children, especially in today’s political climate where immigrant children suffer from trauma as a result of being separated from their families. Below is what our teachers studied:

– Teacher Rocio studied how mothers can advocate for their children exhibiting challenging behaviors.
– Teacher Maricela explored the best ways to support young Latino children who live in the United States in maintaining their cultural identities.
– Teacher Sandra examined the impact of using cultural songs on toddlers’ socioemotional, linguistic, and motor development.
– Teacher Thania investigated the role of poetry as an early childhood education call to action to help immigrant children who are or have been detained in cages.