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Advocating for representation, fair pay, and benefits for thousands of family childcare professionals who provide essential services throughout NYC
- ECE on the Move
- Health, Jobs & Economic Growth
- Staten Island
Gladys is the co-founder of ECE on the Move, a group of more than 600 early childhood educators working in residential settings in New York City. Sometimes called “home-based childcare workers” or “family child care providers,” ECE on the Move uses the term “early childhood educators,” which more accurately reflects their many skills. Gladys and her co-founder, Doris Irizarry, spent years organizing providers, but eventually tired of the lack of respect and representation they saw in politics and policies affecting their industry. They formally established ECE on the Move in 2019 and have built a thriving community of early childhood educators mobilized for positive change.