About the Early Childhood Workforce Initiative

The Early Childhood Workforce Initiative focuses on the country system and policy level to support and empower those who work with families and children under age 8 (e.g. home visitors, preschool staff, community health workers), as well as those who supervise and mentor practitioners (e.g. supervisors, mentors and coaches, trainers). This initiative takes a holistic, multi-sectoral approach to bridge gaps in policy and practice and promote high quality, equitable services. This initiative is co-hosted by the International Step by Step Association (ISSA) and Results for Development (R4D) Download this flyer to learn more about the Initiative. 


In the spotlight:

Top 10 resources in the Early Childhood Workforce Knowledge Hub

Over the last several years, the Early Childhood Workforce Initiative has collected over 150 resources for the Knowledge Hub hosted on this website. These resources come from a total of 70 countries – making the Knowledge Hub the place to go for diverse literature on the early childhood workforce in different contexts and locations. In order to support those working in the Early Childhood Workforce, and those charged with making policies regarding this workforce, we offer free access to this large variety of well-researched documents about the profession. Read on to find the most downloaded resources in the second quarter of 2018.

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