I was pleased to note the importance placed on early childhood education in the editorial ``Early Learning Power,'' Sept. 17.
My daughter teaches four-year-olds in a preschool and spends as much time preparing the lessons as she would teaching kindergarten in a public school. These lessons include colors, printing, science, arts and crafts, self-discipline, and social behavior.
However, the beginning salary for a 12-month year is only $15,000, compared with the public school rate for beginning teachers of $28,000 for a nine-month year.
My daughter is looking forward to finding a public-school position because of the difference in pay.
Somehow a way will have to be found to increase the salaries of preschool teachers in order to obtain and hold onto the good ones. Florence Reynolds, Levittown, Pa.
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