October 10, 2018 Statewide Conversations About Men in ECE Begin Trying Together is partnering with First Up and the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) to conduct statewide conversations on how to better recruit, support, and retain qualified men into the field of early childhood education. The topic of male representation in early childhood education (ECE) professions has been a popular discussion for years. In the 2017 Labor Force Statistics Survey, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that men make up only 2.3% of pre-k and kindergartener teachers in the United States of America. Because of this low percentage, organizations and districts are looking deeper into potential causes and solutions to this gap in representation. For individuals interested in contributing to the conversation, contact the representatives below for more information: Rachelle Duffy 412-421-3889, ext. 113 firstname.lastname@example.org OR Tyrone Scott 215-893-0130, ext. 242 email@example.com Share this flyer with your networks.