Resources

National Context

Alliance for Early Success– Build Stronger: A Child Care Policy Roadmap for Transforming Our Nation’s Child Care System

New America: Moving Beyond False Choices for Early Childhood Educators

New America- Transforming the Early Childhood Workforce Guidebook

All Our Kin 2019 Report: Creating the Conditions for Family Child Care to Thrive

A Matter of Equity: Preschool in America – Federal Report

Child Care Aware 2016 Report

Center for the Study of Child Care Employment- Breaking the silence on early child care and education costs: A values-based budget for children, parents, and teachers in California

Committee for Economic Development- Pathways to High-Quality Child Care: The Workforce Investment Credit

Increasing Federal Investment in Children’s Early Care and Education to Raise Quality, Access and Affordability

Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English

U.S. Chamber of Commerce report on Early Childhood Workforce Report 2017

Urban Institute–What If We Expanded Child Care Subsidies?

From Neurons to Neighbors

New America- Transforming the Early Education Workforce

New America Blog Series- Moving Beyond False Choices for Early Childhood Educators

New America- Closing the Gap Between Science + Policy on What Early Educators Must Know + Do

New York Times- Why Are Our Most Important Teachers Paid the Least?

The Solution for the Workforce Dilemma is the Public Schools

Bellwether Education- It Takes a Community: Leveraging Community Colleges Capacity to Transform the Early Childhood Workforce 

New America- New Report Examines Equitable Pathways to Quality Bachelor’s for Pre-K Teachers

New America- Transforming Financing in Early Care and Education 

Springer- Online  child care training in the United States: a preliminary investigation of who participates, what is offered, and on which topics the workforce is focusing
TEACH National Center– Careers in Early Childhood A National Directory

Power to the Profession

The National Academies Press- Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation

NAEYC- Power to the Profession 2019

NAEYC- Power to the Profession Overview and Structure

Unifying Framework for the Early Childhood Profession

Watch the Framework Summary Video

Read the Framework Executive Summary

Child Care Aware of America- Understanding the Recommendations from Decision Cycles 3,4,5+6 

Professional Standards and Competencies for Early Childhood Educators

Increasing Qualifications, Centering Equity: Experience and Advice from Early Childhood Educators of Color

Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE) Reports

2020 Early Childhood Workforce Index

2018 Early Childhood Workforce Index

2016 Early Childhood Workforce Index

Minnesota Specific

July 6, 2021–Child Care Aware of Minnesota 2021 Early Care and Education Bill Tracker

July 6, 2021– Child Care Aware of Minnesota 2021 Legislative Update

2006 Wilder Research Report – Child Care Workforce in Minnesota

2011 Wilder Research Report – Child Care Workforce in Minnesota

A Quiet Crisis: Minnesota’s Child Care Crisis, Marnie Werner

Careers in Early Childhood Education

Economic Policy Institute (EPI)–A values-based early care and education system would benefit children, parents, and teachers in Minnesota

Educator Policy Innovation Center (EPIC) — Recruitment + Retention -Report 

Educator Policy Innovation Center (EPIC) Report– Minnesota’s Birth-4 Early Care and Education System

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis- Exploring innovation in early childhood development

High- Quality Learning Settings Depend on a High-Quality Workforce- Low Compensation Undermines Quality Report

MN Department of Education- Knowledge + Competency Framework for Infants and Toddlers

MN Department of Education – Knowledge + Competency Framework for Preschool Children

MN Department of Education- Knowledge + Competency Framework for Working with Family Child Care

MN Department of Education- Early Childhood Preparation Programs Report 

MN Department of Education EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Report of Teacher Supply and Demand in MN’s Public Schools

MN Department of Education- FULL Report of Teacher Supply and Demand in MN’s Public Schools

MN Department of Human Services- 2015 Workforce Report

MN Department of Human Services- Professional Development for Minnesota’s Child Care and Early Education Workforce: A Study of the Supple and Demand for Training

MIF- Child Care Center Wage and Rate Survey Results 032717 (1)

Minnesota Family Child Care Task Force– Legislative Report

Minnesota Wages Profile

Minnesota’s Knowledge and Competency Framework 

MnSCU- Occupational Grant Handout

Parent Aware Quality Rating and Improvement System: Standards + Indicators October 2016

Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge- 2013 Annual Performance Report

Regional Variation in Child Care Prices: A Cross-State Analysis. University of Minnesota. The Journal of Regional Policy & Analysis. Davis, Elizabeth E., Li, NaiChia.

The McKnight Foundation- The Human Capital Landscape for Twin Cities Teachers

Voices + Choices For Children -Recommendations for the Wellbeing of Families of Color + American Indian Families in Minnesota

Daycare Squeeze is Hitting Rural Families Hard

How One Small Town is Trying to Solve Greater Minnesotas Day Care Crisis

UMN to Close its Day Care Center

Op-ed by B8 Workforce Core Team member, Nancy Jost, highlights the need for resources and investment in the early childhood workforce in Minnesota.

StarTribune- University of Minnesota to Close its Day Care Center

StarTribune- How the U Can Help Minnesota Reach Its Ambitious Early Education Goal

St.Cloud Times- Early Childhood Education Investment is Critical

MinnPost- State Board Overseeing Teacher Licensure Reopens its Executive Director Search 

MN Daily- Kaler Announces Postponement of UMN Child Development Center Closure

https://mn.gov/governor/issues/childrens-cabinet/

Teachers’ Voices:  Work Environment Conditions that Impact Teacher Practice and Program Quality, 2018, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, University of California, Berkeley (also known as the SEQUAL Report)

A Bipartisan Case for Early Childhood Development, Early Childhood Initiative, Bipartisan Policy Council, 2017

MN Department of Human Services 2018 Legislative Report: Status of Child Care in Minnesota

Early Childhood Education and Childcare Workforce Challenges and Opportunities, Real Time Talent, 2021

Credentials

Campbell Collaboration- Manning Teacher Qualifications

Campbell Collaboration– The relationship between teacher qualification and the quality of the early education and care environment

Farther, Faster- Six Promising Programs Show How Career Pathways Bridges Help Basic Skills Students Earn Credentials That Matter

New America- Rethinking Credential Requirements Early Education

U.S. Department of Human Services-Early Childhood Career Pathways

Why your child’s preschool teacher should have a college degree

Racial Equity

Voices + Choices- Recommendations for the Wellbeing of Families of Color and American Indian Families in Minnesota 

Center for the Study of Child Care Employment- “Worthy Work” Report

Early Childhood Education- Opportunities for Southeast Asian Children

Education Equity Partnership – Minnesota Teachers of Color

West Central Initiative- PreK-Grade 3 Alignment 

Wilder Research- Family + Community Knowledge Systems: New Tools for Engagement

Compensation

Improving the Compensation and Retention of Effective Infant/Toddler Educators in Rhode Island: Recommendations of the Moving the Needle on Compensation Task Force, December 2019

Center for the Study of Child Care Employment–Financing Early Educator Teacher Quality

Center for the Study of Child Care Employment– From Unlivable Wages to Just Pay for Early Educators

Center for the Study of Child Care Employment– Who’s Paying Now? The Explicit and Implicit Costs of the Current Early Care and Education System

Transforming Minnesota’s Early Childhood Workforce– Financing Report 2021

Recommendations of the Moving the Needle on Compensation Task Force– Improving the Compensation and Retention of Effective Infant/ Toddler Educators in Rhode Island

Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families– Report to the Legislature: Compensation Technical Workgroup

Higher Education

Early Educator Investment Collaborative– 2020 Report Early Educator Preparation Landscape

Center for the Study of Child Care Employment–Early Childhood Higher Education: Taking Stock Across the States

Center for the Study of Child Care Employment–Financing Early Educator Teacher Quality

National Head Start Association– Broader, Deeper, Fairer: Five Strategies to Radically Expand the Talent Pool in Early Education

New America– Supporting Early Educator Degree Attainment: Takeaways from New America’s Working Group

Helpful Resources:

Other:

The Minnesota Center for Professional Development, specifically for excellence in childhood development.  Minnesota Center for Professional Development supports Develop, Minnesota’s Quality Improvement and Registry Tool.  See:  ACHIEVE

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