The person laughs and replies, “What’s an early childhood professional? Someone who babysits all day?”

Consider this scenario: Imagine that you are in an elevator on your way to a National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) conference. Someone sees your identification badge and asks you about the conference. You explain that you are attending a conference for early childhood professionals. The person laughs and replies, “What’s an early childhood professional? Someone who babysits all day?”

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