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Power to the Profession: Read the Final Decision Cycle 7+8

February 24, 2020

What skills and competencies help early childhood educators thrive in their field?

What do they need to know to do the work they love?

Power to the Profession is a national initiative committed to creating a framework for those working in early childhood education by diving into areas such as:

  • Compensation
  • High-quality standards
  • Career pathways

The Power to the Profession Task Force, made up of 15 national organizations, including the National Association for the Education of Young Children, regularly engages with early childhood professionals to gain consensus on how to best advance the profession.

The theory behind Power to the Profession is this: Early childhood educators and stakeholders must agree on some clear elements that advance the profession. To facilitate this collaboration, the task force has developed eight decision cycles where information is presented to the field for a response.

Thanks to your feedback last year, the final draft recommendations from the Power to the Profession Task Force, Decision Cycles 7+8 are now available!

  • Read the final draft here.

For more information on Power to the Profession, click here.

Save the Date!

Releasing the Unifying Framework for the Early Childhood Education Profession
2 to 4 pm ET
Monday, March 9

With the conclusion of the decision cycle process, the Power to the Profession Task Force will release its final report, the Unifying Framework for the Early Childhood Education Profession. This document reflects unprecedented consensus by educators across states and settings, administrators, employers, and higher education.

RSVP online and share the Unifying Framework, learn more about the recommendations, and discuss the next steps for making this vision a reality.