National Context

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

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

Center for the Study of Child Care Employment- The Early Childhood Workforce Index 2018

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

NAEYC- Power to the Profession Overview and Structure

NAEYC- Power to the Profession 2019

National Academy of Medicine- A Unified Foundation to Support a Highly Qualified Early Childhood Workforce

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

Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English

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

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

From Neurons to Neighbors

New America- Transforming the Early Education Workforce

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

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

Minnesota Specific


Racial Equity


Helpful Resources:


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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