Men In Preschools And Child Care Settings Are Unicorns, But They Don’t Have To Be

Edwin Cruz, a kindergarten teacher at East Los Angeles College Child Development Center, is the only male educator on staff.
Edwin Cruz, a kindergarten teacher at East Los Angeles College Child Development Center, is the only male educator on staff.
Priska Neely

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Women dominate the K-12 teaching field and when it comes to the early childhood care and education, it’s estimated that men make up only 2 or 3 percent of the workforce. Meet some of the local men pushing against stigma and stereotypes to care for educate young children. 

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