Practitioner Testimonies

Hear from practitioners about how the current state of early ed and out of school care funding impacts the workforce, and threatens our economic strength across the Commonwealth.

“I am a dedicated worker and I do not make enough to survive.”


Louisa Perez Jimenez, Merrimack YMCA



“My dedication and love I have for this job and the children could not be written down. It [hurts] to say that if another job that will pay more so I can afford my rent and other necessities, I will take that position. Please don’t let that be the reason I leave.”


Anthony Pitterson, For Kids Only, Peabody

I made more at Dunkin Donuts than in early education


“Tell me you’re joking. I could get better pay at McDonalds!”


Kiara Barros, City of Cambridge

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