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ELC Featured on WJHG – Local Organizations Seeing a Shortage of Early Childhood Education Teachers

By Sam Martello Published by WJHG TV: Aug. 4, 2021 at 7:34 AM CDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – There is a nationwide shortage of early childhood education teachers, and the same is seen here locally.

The Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida strives to serve learners ages 0-5 years old to create a world where all children have access to quality early education and learning experiences.

After the 7 counties, the ELCNWF serves faced severe impacts from Hurricane Michael and the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations are seeing a bigger need for childcare services than they have workers to provide.

Families depend on reliable childcare programs so that they can go to work and make a living to support their families. Without childcare, no one is going back to work and the economic well-being of families, businesses, and the community will suffer.

These job openings are so important to fill. If you know of a childcare business hiring, please reach out to them directly. Or you can contact the Early Learning Coalition at 850-747-5400 and ask for the Provider Development Manager.

For more information on what organizations are looking for in an early childhood education teacher, you can watch Sam’s full interview above.

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