Rasmussen Joins Industry Leaders in Support of Early Childhood Education

Ras in DCRepresentatives from Rasmussen College traveled to the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. to join the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) to highlight the importance of early childhood education (ECE).

Rasmussen College faculty—including Dr. Cecelia Westby, Rasmussen faculty and academic director of ECE at Collegis Education—joined NAEYC in bringing recognition and insight to the needs of ECE programs and their significance.

Rasmussen College hosted several events and activities at its 24 campuses during the “Week of the Young Child” (WOYC) festivities on April 6-12. Supporters, students and faculty raised their voices to make a difference in the lives of kids, the education programs available to them, and showcase why early childhood education is important.

The Rasmussen College theme for the week was “Investing in Young Children Benefits All.

Rasmussen College is fully committed to bringing awareness to the critical initiative of early childhood education. The college shows its support by fostering and participating in ECE advocacy gatherings including the passing of The Strong Start for America’s Children Act of 2013.

The WOYC event was the most recent ECE initiative Rasmussen College attended.

In spring 2014, Dr. Westby represented Rasmussen College at the 10th World Forum on Early Care & Education in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Westby was selected to participate in an international panel discussing innovative ways to prepare future teachers. Westby recommended improved access to higher education for ECE professionals. She said higher education for teachers would mean higher-quality care and education for young children and their families.

Westby cited online ECE degree programs—including those at Rasmussen College—as a means to pave the way for a well-equipped workforce of ECE teachers.

Get involved in ECE

Are you interested in advocating for ECE and the teachers and kids it impacts? Check out this list of important resources to keep you on trend and up to date with what’s happening in the world of ECE.

Lauren Elrick

Lauren is a freelance writer for Collegis education who writes student-focused articles on behalf of Rasmussen College. She enjoys helping current and potential students choose the path that helps them achieve their educational goals.

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