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Lesson Up!

Jan 3, 2023

Welcome back to LessonUp!

You may have noticed we took some time off from producing the podcast in 2022... Well, we're back with a new, long-form episode!

Our first interview guest, Todd Wanerman, shares with us his experience in early education and illuminates some of the dynamics we have been confronted with in the...

Oct 10, 2021

We look back at how the coronavirus pandemic and the first few weeks of the return to in-person child care and early education impacted us and those we serve. We also wonder how it has impacted the workforce and learning communities as a whole. 

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Jul 1, 2021

How does equity work get done in early care and education? In this episode, we wonder how education professionals can move beyond professional development and into changing policies and challenging the status quo in early education as a whole.

Made possible with support by Early Care Educators of San Francisco (ECESF).

Jun 2, 2021

What are the challenges of the early education workforce?

In this episode, we speak on specific examples of inequity in early care and education. What isn't working for those doing the work? Where are we lacking resources, support, or understanding?

Made possible with support by BANDTEC.

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May 2, 2021

Are educators' voices heard? Who's input matters when it comes to investments in early care & education? How do large societal values play a role in where money and resources are directed? Does research or educator experience impact policy? What goes into defining, supporting, and measuring quality education in...