Exploring Roles in the ECE Community: Local and State Levels

1. Porter-Leath- Local

Our mission is empowering children and families to achieve a healthy, optimal and independent lifestyle. (http://www.porterleath.org/12/24/History)

I chose Porter Leath because this is a local organization that focuses on providing services to lower income families. This organization is also involved with the community by have 5K races and toys and coat drives for children/families who can not afford them,

2. BRIGHT HORIZONS- Local/national

Bright Horizons Family Solutions® is a leading provider of early education and preschools, employer-sponsored child care, back-up care, educational advisory services and other work/life solutions.

We strive to:

  • Nurture each child’s unique qualities and potential
  • Support families through strong partnerships
  • Collaborate with employers to build family-friendly workplaces
  • Create a work environment that encourages professionalism, growth, and diversity
  • Grow a financially strong organization

I chose Bright Horizons because I like how the company focuses on the advancement and developmental growth of children while creating a fun and friendly environment.(http://www.brighthorizons.com/about-us)

3. Metropolitan Action Commission-State

Our Mission

The Metropolitan Action Commission changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities and makes Nashville a better place to live.  We care about the entire community and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

Head Start Teacher II is located with the Metropolitan Action Commision and is responsible for integrating the educational aspects of the Head Start daily program to help children learn and develop social, intellectual, physical, and emotional skills. Provide a positive learning environment for children.

Work hours (7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Applications will be accepted by MAC until an adequate pool of candidates is established.

 Typical Duties:
  • Responsible for integrating the educational aspects of the Head Start daily program
  • Provide children with a learning environment and varied experiences
  • Help children develop socially, intellectually, physically, and emotionally

I chose Metro Action Commission because they focus on the developmental advancement for early head start learners. Even if the child is not vocal there are still standards and expectations set for the child. (http://www.nashville.gov/Metro-Action-Commission/Early-Head-Start.aspx)


Bright Horizons. January 16, 2015 Retrieved from http://www.brighthorizons.com/about-us

Metro Action Commission. January 16, 2015 Retrieved from http://www.nashville.gov/Metro-Action-Commission/Early-Head-Start.aspx

Porter Leath, Better Children. Better Families. January 16, 2015 Retrieved from http://www.porterleath.org/12/24/History

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