Training & professional development

White Paper. Pathways to Strengthen the Pre-primary Workforce in Low- and Middle-income Countries

The aim of this paper is to supports the ways countries may go about developing or strengthening their pre-primary workforce. There are multiple pathways to competent and effective workforce that may be relevant to different country context and that may combine different level of qualifications, with training and retention strategies in support of developing adapted career trajectories for pre-primary teachers.


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 below.


Developing Career Pathways for Early Childhood Care and Education Workers

 Developing Career Pathways for Early Childhood Care and Education Workers

There is mounting evidence on the positive link between high quality early childhood development (ECD) personnel and the physical, social, and cognitive development of young children. Despite this growing body of knowledge, the early childhood workforce continues to face challenges such as inadequate training, low remuneration, and a lack of professional recognition.


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Combining Training with Job Security to Improve the Quality of the Childcare Workforce

Combining Training with Job Security to Improve the Quality of the Childcare Workforce

There is mounting evidence on the positive link between high quality early childhood development (ECD) personnel and the physical, social, and cognitive development of young children. Despite this growing body of knowledge, the early childhood workforce continues to face challenges such as inadequate training, low remuneration, and a lack of professional recognition.


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Professionalizing the Workforce Supporting Infants and Toddlers from Birth to Three

Professionalizing the Workforce Supporting Infants and Toddlers from Birth to Three

There is mounting evidence on the positive link between high quality early childhood development (ECD) personnel and the physical, social, and cognitive development of young children. Despite this growing body of knowledge, the early childhood workforce continues to face challenges such as inadequate training, low remuneration, and a lack of professional recognition.


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Empowering Community Health Volunteers to Integrate Nurturing Care

Empowering Community Health Volunteers to Integrate Nurturing Care

There is mounting evidence on the positive link between high quality early childhood development (ECD) personnel and the physical, social, and cognitive development of young children. Despite this growing body of knowledge, the early childhood workforce continues to face challenges such as inadequate training, low remuneration, and a lack of professional recognition.


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Bridging Access with Quality: Empowering Kindergarten Teachers with Practical Training to Support Child-Centered Learning

Bridging Access with Quality: Empowering Kindergarten Teachers with Practical Training to Support Child-Centered Learning

There is mounting evidence on the positive link between high quality early childhood development (ECD) personnel and the physical, social, and cognitive development of young children. Despite this growing body of knowledge, the early childhood workforce continues to face challenges such as inadequate training, low remuneration, and a lack of professional recognition.


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Training Early Childhood Intervention Workers to Close a Workforce Gap

Training Early Childhood Intervention Workers to Close a Workforce Gap

There is mounting evidence on the positive link between high quality early childhood development (ECD) personnel and the physical, social, and cognitive development of young children. Despite this growing body of knowledge, the early childhood workforce continues to face challenges such as inadequate training, low remuneration, and a lack of professional recognition.


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Examining the Feasibility of Using Home Visiting Models to Support Home-Based Child Care Providers

Examining the Feasibility of Using Home Visiting Models to Support  Home-Based Child Care Providers
Although much emphasis has been given to the professional development of ECEC professionals, limited attention has been given to the availability and quality of the professional development for home-based child care (HBCC) providers.

Psychosocial Support: Facilitating psychosocial wellbeing and social and emotional learning

INEE Guidance Note: Psychosocial Support

This INEE Guidance Note addresses a gap in the tools that are currently available to educators and professionals operating in emergency and crisis contexts. This INEE Guidance Note encourages more intentional and consistent implementation of practical, goodquality psychosocial interventions on the education frontlines by teachers, education administrators, parents, counselors, peers, ministries, and other education personnel in three concrete ways: