Ashley is the former Director of California Policy and Educator Engagement Programs at CSCCE.
Publications by Ashley Williams
September 15, 2022 • Brief • By Ashley Williams, Peggy Haack and Marcy Whitebook
For more than a century, the U.S. early care and education (ECE) field has ridden waves of teacher activism aimed at creating a more just and equitable…
New Data Shows Early Educators Equipped to Teach TK
August 18, 2021 • Data Snapshot • By Ashley Williams, Elena Montoya, Yoonjeon Kim and Lea J.E. Austin
California is moving quickly to transform transitional kindergarten (TK) into a universal preschool program to be available to all four-year-olds in the state by 2025 (California Legislative Information, 2021b). This…
Early Care and Education Is in Crisis: Biden Can Intervene
January 21, 2021 • Blog • By Lea J.E. Austin, Marcy Whitebook and Ashley Williams
President Joe Biden’s plan for a 21st-century caregiving and education workforce is ambitious, particularly as it applies to its early care and education component (Biden For President,…
Is child care safe when school isn’t? Ask an early educator
September 22, 2020 • Commentary • By Marcy Whitebook, Lea J.E. Austin and Ashley Williams
“It isn’t okay for school-age children to be in a ‘typical school setting,’ but it is okay for them to be in a ‘typical child care setting’… As…
Babies Don’t Do Social Distancing
April 3, 2020 • Blog • By Lea J.E. Austin, Marcy Whitebook and Ashley Williams
Inconsistent policy is putting all of us — early educators, children, families and the community at large — at risk.