IN THE NEWS – February 21, 2023

Investing in New Systems for Paying Educators What They Need and Deserve, Early Learning Nation

“For U.S. children to realize their potential, the professionals who care and educate them need the training, respect and compensation that make for a fulfilling career. The Early Educator Investment Collaborative is dedicated to promising and innovative ways to make that happen…” READ MORE


ON THE RADIO – February 14, 2023

Teaching the youngest: grant offering targets early-learning programs, The Jefferson Exchange

“People who know about children and their care tell us often that taking good care of children EARLY in life pays big dividends later. That’s why so much attention is paid to quality childcare for working parents…” LISTEN HERE


IN THE NEWS – January 3, 2023

RAND Report Highlights Unique Challenges Facing Hawaii’s Early Child Care Workforce, Early Learning Nation

“The early child care education workforce was strained even before the pandemic. Poor pay and benefits not only hurt recruitment and retention, but demoralized providers. While early childhood educators across the country are feeling the burden…” READ MORE




March 17, 2023

Grantee Webinar + NEW RFP Due Date

Join us on April 4, 2023, for a webinar featuring The Collaborative’s Transforming Early Educator Lead Teacher Preparation Programs Through Multi-Partner Innovation grantees. We are also pleased to announce that the deadline to submit proposals in response to our ECE Compensation Capacity-Building Grant RFP has been extended to June 5, 2023.


February 1, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENT: Grant Opportunity from The Collaborative

In 2023, The Collaborative will fund a limited number of grants to support the capacity of state, local, municipal, territory, and tribal governments to innovate financing systems to increase the compensation (wages and benefits) of the ECE workforce.

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