Policy document

Report on the Working Conditions of the Early Years Education and Care Sector 2017

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Working Conditions of the Early Years Education and Care Sector

The primary purpose of this report of the Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs is firstly, to focus attention on the poor working conditions and below average pay scales of all those working in the early years sector and, secondly, to highlight the major areas of concern currently facing the sector in both rural and urban services across all provinces.


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).


Colorado's Early Childhood Workforce 2020 Plan

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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.


Core Competency Framework for the Protection of Children

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NHS Competency Framework for the Protection of Children Scotland

This Core Competency Framework has been developed for all disciplines, professions and staff groups undertaking a clinical role within NHS Scotland. The twin aims of the framework are


Preschool teachers education curricula harmonization framework in Serbia

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Preschool teachers curricula harmonization Serbia
This document is primarily intended for preschool teacher education colleges in Novi Sad, Vršac, Kruševac and Sremska Mitrovica which adopted the preschool teacher education curricula harmonization framework in January 2015.

High-Quality Early Learning Settings Depend on a High-Quality Workforce: Low Compensation Undermines Quality

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Competent Educators of the 21st Century - Principles of Quality Pedagogy

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Stepping up for Early Childhood Education - Transforming the Early Ed Workforce; Transitions to Kindergarten; Fully Funding State Pre-K; Illinois’s Young Dual Language Learners

A National Framework for Continuing Professional Development for Health Visitors - Standards to support professional practice