2017 Early Childhood Education Leadership Development Compendium: A View of the Current Landscape (Goffin Strategy Group)
This resource identifies and provides an overview of early childhood education leadership development programs.
Building a Skilled Teacher Workforce: Shared and Divergent Challenges in Early Care and Education and in Grades K–12(Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE))
This 2014 report examines the early care and education workforce and offers suggestions for promoting a skilled workforce for the 21st century.
Building State P–3 Systems: Learning from Leading States(Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO))
This 2016 report conducts case studies on three states examining experiences, quality, and continuity across the P–3 continuum.
Cities Supporting the Early Childhood Workforce Initiative(National League of Cities)
This project works with local leaders to transform the early childhood workforce by helping them strengthen support and develop initiatives in their communities.
Early Childhood Workforce Index(Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE))
This 2016 index offers state-by-state information on early childhood workforce conditions and policies.
Early Learning and Educational Technology Policy Brief(U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services)
This 2016 brief provides a guide for developmentally appropriate technology use in early learning settings and homes.
Equity Starts Early: How Chiefs Will Build High-Quality Early Education (Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO))
This 2016 report outlines five steps that, coupled with high-quality K–12 education, will contribute to strengthening long-term student outcomes.
Framework for Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating PreK–3rd Grade Approaches(University of Washington College of Education)
This 2013 document provides an evidence-based framework for the implementation of PreK–3rd grade programs.
Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five (Office of Head Start)
This 2015 framework provides five developmental areas that are critical for a child’s academic and long-term success.
Closing the Leadership Gap: 2017 Status Report on Early Childhood Program Ladership in the United States (McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership)
This report discusses the L.E.A.D. Early Childhood Clearinghouse, an interactive tool that provides information on the status of the early childhood leadership workforce; national and state professional standards for leaders; and programs that educate, support, and enhance the competency of individuals who lead programs serving children B–8.
Leading Pre-K–3 Learning Communities: Competencies for Effective Principal Practice(National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP))
This 2014 report outlines a strategic approach to assist principals in strengthening their early education programs.
The Early Childhood Care and Education Workforce: Challenges and Opportunities(Institute of Medicine and National Research Council)
This 2012 report explores the early care and education workforce and opportunities to strengthen the profession.
Power to the Profession (National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC))
This initiative aims to unify career pathways in the early childhood profession.
The New Early Childhood Professional: A Step-by-Step Guide to Overcoming Goliath(Valora Washington, Brenda Gadson, and Kathryn L. Amel)
This 2015 book offers a framework to assist educators in the early care and education profession.
Worthy Work, STILL Unlivable Wages: The Early Childhood Workforce 25 Years After The National Child Care Staffing Study (Center for the Study of Child Care Employment)
This 2014 report provides a review of data on wages and the quality of work environments for those who work with young children, 25 years after the release of the National Child Care Staffing Study.