Webinar: Financing Early Educator Preparation, Support, and Compensation: A Conversation About State Action Steps (March 27, 2019)
This webinar provided findings from the National Academies report Transforming the Financing of Early Care and Education. Dr. Lynn Karoly, senior economist from RAND Corporation, provided a broad overview of the report and presented specific recommendations related to supporting the education, skills, and credentials of the early education workforce. Dr. Ola Friday from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care engaged Dr. Karoly in a discussion around action steps states can take that align with recommendations in the report. View event details.
Webinar: The Path Forward for the Early Education Workforce: National Policies and Examples from Vermont (October 19, 2017)
Hosted in collaboration with the Vermont Universal PreK Research Partnership, this webinar introduces participants to The Early Childhood Workforce Index, a 2016 report that provides the first comprehensive look at early childhood workforce issues and policies in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Co-author Dr. Caitlin McLean presents specific findings and implications raised by the report. Following this presentation, Vermont early childhood leaders Melissa Riegel-Garrett and Tierney O’Meara discuss their state’s universal prekindergarten initiative and its implications for the state’s early childhood workforce. View event details.