Early Education

From the Editor

Izida Zorde
With the summer women’s issue of Voice, we recognize not only the important contributions of ETFO women members but also the differential impacts of the pandemic and all of the cuts from the Ford Conservative government on women and other marginalized groups.

Prioritizing Wages and Working Conditions

Emis Akbari and Kerry Mccuaig
Emis Akbari and Kerry McCuaig caution that the Ontario government risks the goals of the entire child care agreement if it ignores the needs of early childhood educators.

Ojiichan’s Gift

By Chieri Uegaki, illustrated by Genevieve Simms. Kids Can Press, 2019. 30 pages, $18.99.

Environmental Education

Kimberly Maich

Kimberly Maich talks about some of the classroom strategies she uses to engage and motivate her students to advocate for their own future.

The Day War Came

Nicola Davies, illustrated by Rebecca Cobb. Candlewick Press, 2018. 32 pages, $19.99.

The Little Word Catcher

Danielle Simard, illustrated by Geneviève Côté, translated by Jill Corner. Second Story Press, 2007. 24 pages, $14.95.

Telling a Different Story

Francesca Alfano

Francesca Alfano reviews Peter Moss’s Transformative Change and Real Utopias in Early Childhood Education, a book which proposes that the neoliberal narrative currently being used to understand early childhood education is not neutral or inevitable.