After three years of deliberation, informed by extensive engagement with the field, the Power to the Profession Task Force has released the Unifying Framework for the Early Childhood Education Profession.
This framework reflects unprecedented consensus by educators across states and settings, administrators, employers, and higher education, incorporates the recommendations from all eight decision cycles, including those related to educator roles and responsibilities, aligned preparation and pathways, professional compensation, and a supportive infrastructure with shared accountability. It also calls for significant increases in federal and state investments to help ensure the 40 million U.S. children, birth to age 8, are well-served by an effective, diverse, and fairly compensated workforce of professionals.
By reaching consensus on the Unifying Framework, the work of the Power to the Profession Task Force ends, and the next phase of implementation and alignment begins, with exciting work happening across the country.
It is essential that this work continues to be rooted in the voices, perspectives, and expertise of early childhood educators.
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