Experts are urging significant policy shifts and substantial new investments to revamp how those working with young children are prepared, supported, and compensated.
This year’s World Health Assembly marked a turning point for young children around the world with the launch of the Nurturing Care for Early Childhood Development Framework.
Finding ways to better position and support preschool teachers, who are at the core of the system, is crucial to addressing these challenges. Here are some insights from our study on preschool teachers in Ukraine.
Relative to professionals in other sectors, educators experience significantly more stress and suffer more often from mental health problems. Teacher well-being is critical and often overlooked.
Despite the difficulty in identifying exactly which specific qualifications and characteristics make for highly-qualified staff, both researchers and practitioners tend to agree that a highly qualified workforce is crucial for high-quality provision.
Child care workers, preschool teachers, teacher assistants, social workers, community health workers, nurses — these are just a sampling of the many women and men who work with our youngest children to ensure their healthy development. Through their day to day work and interactions, these individuals have the opportunity to transform a child’s developmental trajectory, but often do not receive adequate pay, training, support, or incentives in order to maximize impact. Read more >>