Career Pathways Initiative for Early Care and Education (ECE) Professionals

Are you working with learners in Early Care and Education (ECE) career pathways?  Then check out the Early Learning Career Pathways Initiative.  This initiative explores the state of early learning career pathways, and addresses the skill, employment, and advancement needs of low income, low-skilled adults who are in or entering this field.

The primary goal of this initiative is to support and advance the development of comprehensive career pathway systems in the ECE field by providing information states can use to inform and assess their efforts. The initiative explores selected issues related to the early learning workforce and produced two topical reports. The first report, Credentialing in the Early Care and Education Field, is complemented by this second report on issues of access to jobs and advancement in the ECE field for adult learners and incumbent workers.