One of the impacts of pandemic has been the significant loss of early childhood program leaders — leaders who are critical to the success of early childhood programs and classrooms. Three states have tackled this challenge by accessing existing partnerships and funding strategies. North Dakota, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina have 1) braided, partnered, and blended funding streams to pay for professional development that includes extensive provider incentives; 2) refined existing database systems by streamlining data collection and tracking, and 3) delivered an online national director credential curriculum. Join us to learn more about this important work and ways to better support early childhood directors and other leaders.
- Jane Humphries, McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University
- Kristine Jenkins, SC First Steps, 4K program
- Rebecca Lamar, Pennsylvania Key
- Kris Madden, Pennsylvania Key
- Pam Palmer, New World Now, LLC
- Jennifer Prince, Early Childhood Section of the North Dakota Department of Health & Human Services
Blog September 25, 2023
This blog explains the impact of the policy choice to not renew the Child Tax Credit on the child poverty rate.
Home-Based Child Care: Embedding Wellness in HBCC Systems through Strengthening HBCC Networks: An Evidence-Based Framework for High Quality (Benchmarks)
Archived Webinar September 21, 2023
This recording and slide deck are from the September 19, 2023 Home-Based Child Care Webinar.
Report August 29, 2023
A robust early childhood care and education workforce is at the heart of any solution to stabilize the child care sector, and adequate compensation is pivotal to that end. That reality comes through in the PDG B-5 grant applications; many states demonstrate a keen focus on supporting workforce compensation. This brief explores and synthesizes the strategies to increase compensation that states proposed in their PDG B-5 grant applications.