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Transforming the workforce for children birth through age 8: A unifying foundation

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The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and National Research Council (NRC) were commissioned to explore the science of child development, particularly looking at implications for the professionals who work with children birth through age 8. In the resulting report, Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation, the committee finds that much is known about how children learn and develop, what professionals who provide care and education for children need to know and be able to do, and what professional learning supports they need. Although much of that knowledge increasingly informs standards for what should be, it is not fully reflected in what is the current capacities and practices of the workforce, the settings in which they work, the policies and infrastructure that set qualifications and provide professional learning, and the government and other funders who support and oversee these systems. In response, the committee offers a blueprint for action based on a unifying foundation that will underlie more consistent and cumulative support for the development and early learning of children birth through age 8. (author abstract)
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