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CCSA and its T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center Division hosted an in-person conference at The Friday Center in Chapel Hill. Open to all states, the 2022 Early Childhood Education Workforce Convening welcomed 200+ participants from 32 states plus DC and Puerto Rico. It was small enough to engage with presenters and large enough to feel the energy from across the country focused on the early childhood workforce.
This annual event bring together professionals from across the country who are working on advocacy, policy, funding, strategy development and systems building toward implementation and sustainability of programs, strategies and funding that support early education systems nationally and in states and communities across the country.
Child Care Services Association and its National Center are pleased to announce the release of the 2020-2021 State Compendium that provides a snapshot of how T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship and Child Care WAGE$® states have pushed forward and continue to support the early childhood workforce through elevating recipient stories and showcasing the data and outcomes for each partner state.
The Child Care Services Association and its T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center applauds the passage in the U.S. House of Representatives of the Build Back Better legislation.
Today the White House released the framework of the Build Back Better, a historic set of policies and investments in children and families. Child Care Services Association and its T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center applauds the framework released today that puts children’s and families’ health, economic security, and child care and preschool at the center of our national investments, reaping benefits for all of us. We call on Congress to get to the finish line and put this important legislation on the President’s desk as soon as possible as we continue to push for paid leave, a necessary component of child and family well-being. We urge states to apply for both the new child care and preschool programs that together build a better system of early learning. Children and families have waited long enough; let’s get to work to make the better future start now.