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) Read more


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Early Childhood Workforce in Peru: A country study

Through a series of country studies, R4D will gather and analyze information to formulate actionable policy recommendations for strengthening and scaling up a quality early childhood workforce. The first country study will take place in Peru,  and will examine the country’s early childhood system, as well as the role of community workers who conduct home visiting. 
In collaboration with a local research partner, the study will employ a mixed-methods approach to establish both the scope of challenges facing the workforce, as well as key barriers and promising practices for achieving a quality workforce at scale. 
The first stage of the study will involve a mapping of the early childhood system  in Peru and an examination of the national policy context. Key guiding questions include: What relevant national and local policies and structures are in place to support the workforce?