Early Childhood Educators: The Workforce Behind the Workforce
Quality early care and education (ECE) can strengthen the current and future workforce, contribute to a strong economy and public safety, and enhance national security. Research shows that to have a real impact, programs must be high quality, in order to help children develop the critical academic and social skills needed for success in school and life. Among the most fundamental early childhood education and care quality features are highly-qualified teachers who are well-trained before and during their service and who need to be fairly compensated. Council for a Strong America educates policymakers about evidence-based policies and programs that support the early childhood workforce.