400 wordsWe have discussed characteristics of the early childhood workforce, opportunities in early childhood education and early childhood professional development systems. Now, let’s focus on:HOW do we continue to professionalize the early childhood education field? Why shouldn’t we be considered “babysitters”?For your initial post, address the following:What is “babysitting”?Why are early child care educators professional?What do we need to do to increase the professionalism of the early childhood field?Why is professionalizing the ECE field so important?