ece eventHow does the ECE/EDU Department address the teacher shortage in San Mateo County?

We host an annual   “Be a Teacher, Touch the Future” event and invite an inspiring group of panelists and recruiters from San Mateo County early childhood education programs. Our panelists consisted of San Mateo County Mentor pre-k teachers, teachers from elementary schools from transitional kindergarten through school-age, and entrepreneurs that serve children in a variety of settings, from family childcare and All Five to children’s dance.  This event was open to both students and the community.  Participants had an opportunity to listen to the three sets of panels and visit the career fair during breaks.  Over 80 future educators attended, and walked away with a certificate of attendance, words of wisdom from professionals in the field, and possibly a new job!

Article by Kristina Brower