Edging Forward: States’ Progress Addressing Workforce Data Gaps and Action Steps for Policymakers
The Early Childhood Data Collaborative’s mission is to improve the development and use of early childhood data by policymakers, practitioners, and parents. A recent report by the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment at UC Berkeley (CSCCE) completed a national assessment of early childhood workforce policies needed to recruit, maintain, and support a stable well-compensated high-quality workforce. The study found the lack of comprehensive workforce data continues to be an issue for many states.
Only 18 states were rated as “making headway” on four workforce data indicators. During this webinar, Dr. Caitlin McLean, Workforce Research Specialist as CSCCE, will provide an overview of how the Early Childhood Workforce Index can be used to guide policy development in states and discuss findings specific to workforce data. Dawn Woods, Child Care Director, Early Learning Division- Oregon Department of Education and Pam Deardorff, Director of Oregon Center for Career Development in Childhood Care & Education at Portland State University will share how they have been successful using comprehensive workforce data to support early learning professionals in Oregon.