The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® and Child Care WAGE$® National Professional Development Symposium brings together professionals who are working nationally and in states and communities across the country to implement and sustain programs, strategies and funding to support early education systems, resulting in a well-educated, fairly compensated and stable early childhood workforce to ensure the long term success of our nation’s children in school and in life.

Who Should Attend

  • T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® and Child Care WAGE$® program staff
  • Partners and professionals supporting the professional development of the early education workforce, including those working in non-profit organizations, higher education, institutions, state, local and national governmental agencies, funders and others working in or on behalf of early childhood education systems

Symposium Offerings

  • Workshops and panel presentations addressing
    • Staff development and day to day operations of T.E.A.C.H. and WAGE$ initiatives
    • Broader issues of professional development, quality improvement systems, higher education, advocacy and public policy for all early childhood professionals
  • Nationally known speakers who address topics timely to the field
  • Networking opportunities with peers from across the country

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Thank you to our 2021 Symposium Platinum Sponsor

Previous Plenary Panel Presentation Video Links

  • 2021 Kenote: Exploring and Ensuring Equitable Pathways Leading to a Diverse, Well Compensated and Professional Early Childhood Workforce
  • 2021 Plenary Panel: Reimagining ChildCare Means Centering Equity
  • 2021 Closing Presentation: From the Funders’ Perspective: Making the Case for Early Childhood Workforce Investment
  • 2016 Plenary PanelLet’s Talk About it: Issues of Race, Gender and Equity in our Everyday Lives as Early Childhood Professionals

Previous Symposium Programs