BLOG: Experts tell us four challenges facing the early childhood workforce — and what we can do to address them.
Experts are urging significant policy shifts and substantial new investments to revamp how those working with young children are prepared, supported, and compensated.
A new article, from Michelle Neuman and Mark Roland of R4D, asks: what do early childhood professionals and paraprofessionals need to know and be able to do in order to succeed in their rol
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 >>
The discussion around the integration of early childhood services is not new at all, but it became more heated in the recent years because of increasingly complex challenges that families with young children face in the current dynamic social, economic, cultural and political contexts they live.