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ERIC Number: EJ826214
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0164-8527
Making Their Voices Heard: A Conversation with Two Child Care Providers Serving the Legislature
Karolak, Eric
Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, n185 p6, 8-10 Jan-Feb 2009
This article presents an interview with two child care providers who are also legislators, Representative Shannon Erickson and Representative Mary Jane Wallner. Shannon Erickson is a Republican member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 124 in Beaufort County. While coming to office in a special election in October 2007, she has previous experience working with the legislature as president of the South Carolina Child Care Association, the Governor's Child Care Advisory Board, and her position on the state's Quality Task Force which she's held since 2006. Mary Jane Wallner is the Democratic Majority Leader of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing the Merrimack 12th District. First elected in 1980, Rep. Wallner has worked to focus attention in the legislature on the importance of the early years, including helping to establish the Children's Caucus aimed at supporting legislators bringing forth bills on early childhood education. In their interview, Rep. Erickson and Rep. Wallner talk about how they got into politics, what they think the trends are heading toward in their state regarding early childhood education, and the strategies they can offer to child care providers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Hampshire; South Carolina