What to look for from the Initiative in 2019...

early childhood workforce initiative 2019

The Early Childhood Workforce Initiative is wrapping up work on several resources and gearing up to bring those in the field an invaluable tool. Look for this and more next year!

In early 2019, the Initiative will launch a compendium of Country Briefs based on desk research as well as information collected during Key Informant Interviews (KIIs). For these briefs, six countries were selected to reflect diverse programs/services, geographies and approaches. Look for briefs from Ghana, Ecuador, Philippines, Kenya, Georgia and Singapore in the first months of 2019. For now, you can read this blog sharing key takeaways from these interviews and follow us on Twitter where we share information from the briefs.

We’ll kick of the year by hosting our sixth webinar. This webinar will focus on workforce conditions and feature an exceptional panel of experts. We can’t give away too much right now, but sign-up for our newsletter to learn more and to find out how to register. You can also find all the recordings from previous webinars on our website.

The Initiative will be busy in 2019, but not only with webinars and resources. Colleagues at R4D and ISSA are currently focused on the development of a diagnostic/ planning tool which zooms in on the personnel supporting home visiting programs delivered across sectors for children aged 0-3. Throughout 2018, as the Initiative’s team worked to complete KIIs, they found a clear interest from countries in resources aiding the design and implementation of parenting support programs. Our diagnostic tool will reinforce the importance of programs in various contexts and seeks to fill current gaps.

As the tool progresses, and we move toward piloting, we’ll be sure to keep you updated. Watch this space, out Twitter Feed, and keep engaged via our Newsletter for more information on the tool as well as upcoming learning opportunities through webinars and podcasts from the Initiative.