How have people built collective power to demand a more just ECE system?
Learn how activists, past and present, have struggled against inequities and built collective power to shape a more just future. Their stories can guide and inspire our efforts today.
Black Women’s Clubs: Progressive Era Activism for Early Education (1890-1920)
ECHOES describes how Black women organized to expand kindergartens and day nurseries for Black children and training for Black teachers as part of broader efforts to advance racial and gender justice.
Uncovering the Role of Early Childhood in Black Women’s Clubs Work Towards Racial and Gender Justice
Josephine S. Yates: Pedagogical Giant and Organizational Leader in Early Education and Beyond
Anna Evans Murray: Visionary Leadership in Public Kindergartens and Teacher Training
Haydee B. Campbell: Expanding Education for Black Children and Opportunities for Black Women
Off Mute and Amplified
ECE Organizing Today
ECHOES highlights contemporary efforts of early educators aimed at dismantling inequities in early care and education and working toward a more just system.
“The first time I heard about the Worthy Wage Campaign was in 2020. I was incredibly inspired and immediately frustrated that I didn’t have this information when I was an early educator myself. Knowing this rich history and how educators all across the nation were coming together for protests, political engagement, and organizing would have helped me to feel empowered when I was a teacher.”
Dr. Ashley C. Williams
Vice President for Programs, Jumpstart for Young Children
Former preschool teacher and Head Start Center director