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Early Learning Career Pathways Initiative: Credentialing in the early care and education field [Executive summary]

Resource Type: Executive Summary
Author(s): Limardo, Chrys; Sweeney, Teresa; Taylor, Laura;
Date Issued: June, 2016
Publisher(s): United States. Department of Education; United States. Department of Health and Human Services
Description: The Early Learning Career Pathways Initiative, supported by the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services (the Departments), examines the current state of career pathways in the early learning industry intended to meet the skill, employment, and advancement needs of low-income, low-skilled adults who are in or entering this field. This work signifies the joint commitment of these Departments to support the development of career pathway systems in states to increase access to jobs in the early care and education (ECE) field. This report introduces a career pathways framework in use by several federal agencies, provides a national landscape of states' requirements for ECE staff related to credentialing, highlights five states at various points in the development of ECE career pathways, and shows how early learning system components used in the majority of states align with the Six Key Elements of Career Pathways Framework that other industries use. (author abstract)
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Funder(s): United States. Office of Early Learning ; United States. Department of Health and Human Services
Source: Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education. Retrieved from
Note: The contractors are Kratos Learning and Manhattan Strategy Group.
Topics: Child Care & Early Education Provider Workforce > Education, Certification, & Credentialing

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