Competences & Standards

Early Learning Career Pathways Initiative: Credentialing in the Early Care and Education Field

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Early Learning Career Pathways Initiative: Credentialing in the Early Care and Education Field

This report introduces a career pathways framework 4 in use by several federal agencies, provides a national landscape of states’  requirements for ECE staff related to credentialing, highlights five states at various points in the development of ECE career pathways, and shows how early learning system components used in the majority of states align with the Six Key Elements of Career Pathways Framework that other industries use. The elements in this framework are:


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Early Childhood Workforce Index 2018

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Early Childhood Workforce Index 2018

This second edition of the biennial Early Childhood Workforce Index continues to track the status of the ECE workforce and related state policies in order to understand changes over time. We have added several new analyses and updated our policy indicators and recommendations. Highlights include:


Worthy Work, STILL Unlivable Wages: The Early Childhood Workforce 25 Years after the National Child Care Staffing Study

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Worthy Work, STILL Unlivable Wages: The Early Childhood Workforce 25 Years after the National Child Care Staffing Study

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"In the 25 years since the release of the National Child Care Staffing Study, combined developments in science, practice, and policy have dramatically shifted the context for discussions about the status of early childhood teaching jobs, and the importance of attracting and retaining a well-prepared workforce that is capable of nurturing young children’s learning, health and development. Three narrative elements of this changed early care and education landscape set the stage for the new evidence presented in this report:


Core Competencies for the Prenatal Through Age Three Workforce

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The cross-sector core competencies for the prenatal
through 3-year-old field are currently being broadened
to encompass competencies needed for working with
children 3-5 years old.


Pursuing Quality in Early Learning: Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Teacher Competency Framework for Southeast Asia (SEA)

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With the United Nation’s (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a platform for
achieving quality early childhood care and education outcomes by 2030, ECCE policy-makers,
practitioners, and academicians from Asia-Pacific countries gathered at the second Asia-Pacific
Regional Policy Forum on Early Childhood Care and Education in Putrajaya, Malaysia in 2016
to share experiences, innovations, and lessons learned in developing and implementing ECCE
policies and initiatives.


A Comparative Study of Pre-service Education for Preschool Teachers in China and the United States

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Pre-Service Education for Preschool Teachers

This study provides a comparative analysis of the pre-service education system for preschool educators in China and the United States. Based on collected data and materials (literature, policy documents, and statistical data), we compare two areas of pre-service training: (1) the formal system; (2) the informal system. In the formal


2013 Danielson Framework for Teaching Evaluation Instrument With Early Childhood Examples

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Teaching Evaluation PreK through 3rd grade

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A workforce development plan for the early childhood care and education sector in Ireland

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Workforce development plan for  the early childhood care and education sector

This Workforce Development Plan for the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) sector in Ireland is the culmination of a significant process of research and consultation across the diverse range of stakeholders in the sector. That process has resulted in the identification of a number of agreed perspectives on the type of workforce needed to support the development of high quality ECCE service in Ireland and the main challenges associated with achieving these goals (DES, 2009).


Early Childhood Policies and Systems in Eight Countries: Findings from IEA’s Early Childhood Education Study

Colorado's Early Childhood Workforce 2020 Plan

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Colorado's Early Childhood Workforce Plan 2020

As Colorado continues to thrive, attracting new businesses and young professionals, the state must prioritize strategies to attract, retain, and support a strong early childhood workforce for children birth through age eight – both for the state’s growing economy and for the growing and increasingly diverse population of young children.