This report explores how career pathways can offer an effective approach to address some of these challenges and support the current and evolving landscape of the ECE sector and its most disadvantaged professionals. Comprehensive and flexible education and training programs can make it easier for individuals to acquire industry-recognized credentials and higher education degrees to advance on a career trajectory. Effective career pathways approaches can also better serve workers that may experience significant barriers to education and employment advancement (i.e., low-skilled adults, and adults with limited English proficiency).
Through the Preschool Development Grants (PDG) program, 18 states are expanding access to high-quality programs for 4-year-olds from low- to moderate-income families in over 230 high-need communities. Data from all grantees and subgrantees, as reported in the Annual Performance Reports (APRs) covering January 1 to December 31 of 2015, found that over 28,000 additional children benefited from high-quality preschool in their local communities because of these grants.
This document is a blog written by former Director of the Office of Child Care, Rachel Schumacher detailing how strengthening family child care is important to the success of children and families and to the implementation of the new child care law.
This document discusses how the the social-emotional and behavioral health of young children is a critical aspect of development, and is robustly associated with school readiness and achievement, social relationships with peers and others, and even long-term health outcomes later in life.
This report will outline the findings behind the concept of EHS-CCP. Which was for communities to collaborate to identify settings serving CCDBG-funded children and to partner with those programs to meet EHS standards. The new partnerships were created to increase the supply of high-quality early learning opportunities for infants and toddlers living in low-income working families.