Our Vision

Our vision is a country where there is no opportunity gap among children, where every child makes lasting gains in cognitive, social, and emotional development through their early care and education experience. We are working to link early educator professional competencies with professional compensation and to transform the preparation of early educators.

We Are Driven To Invest In The Essential Agents Of Human Development—EArly educators

It requires us to work with others to tackle big systems change, to bring people together and work across sectors to set the highest standards for early educators, to build pathways for professional preparation and development, and to support all the early educators who partner with parents in preparing their children for school and life with the professional wages they deserve.

We Ground Our Strategy In Research And Collaborative Implementation

The Institute of Medicine’s Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation calls for bold change. We answer that call by bringing together the early childhood field, policymakers, and higher education to establish the ideal and align resources to elevate all who are critical to helping our children. We build upon individual and collective work to create systems that work for all.

Our goals and strategies impact three main areas:
COMPETENCIES  |  PREPARATION  |  COMPENSATION