Guest post by Joanna Williams, Academic & Student Support, Bright Horizons EdAssist Solutions
A career in early childhood education is a rewarding one. You get to work with children every day, championing their well-being and continual growth. The critical role played by early childhood educators in supporting families became especially apparent during the pandemic, as teachers helped children cope with stressful shifts in their daily routines and transitioned them to the acceptance of a new normal. Bright Horizons was one of the few child care providers to remain partially open during the pandemic, partnering with the First Responders First program, a joint effort with Thrive Global, the Harvard School of Public Health, and CAA, to provide care and education to the children of first responders.