The United States insufficiently prepares, supports, and rewards early educators and thereby risks undermining the quality of young children’s learning experiences and educators’ well-being. State boards of education are tasked with developing, revising, and adopting policies to support the early childhood workforce. As part of NASBE’s ECE Network, some state boards are leading innovative policy initiatives in early childhood.
Join NASBE September 9 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm as Caitlin McLean and Marisa Schlieber from the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment discuss findings from the Early Childhood Workforce Index, which examines early childhood workforce policies and the economic status of the workforce across the country. McLean and Schlieber will highlight state examples, along with reports covering compensation, workplace environments, and well-being.