This policy brief analyses the opportunities ESSA introduced for DLLs and the ECEC workforce. It begins by setting out key demographics of the DLL population, then discusses trends in the ECEC workforce and its capacity to meet the needs of DLLs and other children in ECEC settings. It maps the ESSA provisions intended to address these needs through support for ECEC workers. Finally, it highlights opportunities to support the recruitment, training, and ongoing development of a robust and culturally responsive workforce.
This Practice Brief is the second in a periodic series published by the National Center on After-school and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) to build awareness of promising practices in the field of school-age child care.
This report provides an overview of the Detroit Initiative called Hope Starts Here. An alliance of advocates and champions for early childhood systems, the project presents a framework to make Detroit a city that puts its young children and families first. There are six imperatives and 15 specific strategies to achieve this goal by 2027.
In this issue brief, the Center for American Progress outlines 17 non-legislative actions
that support early learning programs. While not every recommendation is appropriate
or feasible in every state, all are intended to present options for state executives who are
committed to taking action on this critical issue.