Early Care and Education Workforce Cohort I Policy Outcomes

From May 2016 – June 2017, the NGA Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) provided technical assistance and grants to support states with developing a policy agenda to strengthen the quality of their early care and education (ECE) professionals by using workforce investment resources and strategies. States received support to develop and carry out action plans focused one or more specific state policy priorities related to improving their ECE Workforce. This project was intended to help governors connect workforce investment strategies and resources to improve training, effectiveness, and working conditions for early care and education professionals. The project led to improving the ECE Workforce in a variety of ways including white papers and public awareness campaigns, summits and convenings around the ECE workforce, and even cabinet level recommendations and legislation passage.

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