Global Early Childhood Workforce Meeting

The Global Early Childhood Workforce Meeting, organized under the Early Childhood Workforce Initiative, brought together country delegations from 9 countries, as well as representatives of Regional Networks and civil society organizations.

The Meeting, which took place in Washington DC, provided a platform for peer learning for countries to discuss their workforce priorities and efforts, as well as identify possible means of collaboration.

It also took a deeper look into the Home Visiting Workforce Needs Assessment Tool by sharing insights from its use in two countries and exploring ways it can be further adopted or adapted. Learning about commonalities across sectors and contexts, participants were able share current promising approaches and challenges that impede further efforts to support the early childhood workforce.

The Early Childhood Workforce Initiative will use the learnings from this meeting to determine how to best respond to some of the challenges raised and contribute to country, regional and global efforts. You may find all the materials from the meeting below.

Meeting Summary Materials and Slide Decks

The slide deck shares notes on challenges and promising approaches shared by meeting participants within the following areas: 

     - Competences and Standards 
     - Training and Professional Development
     - Monitoring and Mentoring 
     - Recognition of the Profession
Overall Policy Environment


The Early Childhood Workforce Initiative Home Visiting Needs Assessment Tool

ECWI recently developed and piloted a needs assessment tool to support policymakers responsible for policy planning and personnel management of ECD programs around the early childhood workforce. The tool focuses particularly on personnel supporting home visiting programs delivered across sectors for pregnant mothers and caregivers with children under 3.

If you are interested in accessing the full version or using the Tool, please send an email expressing your interest to Vidya Putcha (vputcha[at]r4d[dot]org).

Download an excerpt of the Tool here.

What do participants say about the meeting? 

Watch the clips below to see why participants feel such meetings are important and what insights they took home.


See photos from the Meeting