National Early Childhood Workforce Related Efforts

Many national organizations and federal agencies recognize that the early childhood workforce issues in the United States need concerted and coordinated attention.   The map above shows some of the initiatives by states.  The National Academies is creating a network of stakeholders, including private foundations, federal agencies and nonprofit organizations, to create a unifying foundation for transforming the early childhood workforce.  They describe the early care and education system as “fragmented at best” and are working to bring the field together collaboratively to work as a unified foundation.

National organizations involved in the National Academies work include:

Association of Early Childhood Specialists in State Departments of Education

BUILD Initiative

Child Care Aware of America

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Council for Professional Recognition

First Five Years Fund

High Scope Research Foundation

McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership

National Association of Family Child Care

National Association of State Boards of Education

National Governors Association

National League of Cities

National Institute for Early Education Research

National Workforce Registry Alliance

New America

University of California, Berkeley

Zero to Three



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