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.
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).
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.
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