Please join us to learn about and identify action-oriented solutions to strengthen the ECE workforce. Register now
The Administration for Children and Families’ Regions VI and IX, in partnership with the Department of Labor Women’s Bureau, will be hosting a listening and solutioning meeting to highlight promising strategies to address the ECE workforce shortage, facilitate the exchange of ideas and lessons learned across the states and communities, and discuss how the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and other federal resources can help.
A strong, stable early care and educations (ECE) workforce is essential to economic recovery, children’s learning and development, and family well-being. However, ECE programs across the country face unprecedented staff shortages, a problem that existed prior to – and was exacerbated by – the COVID-19 pandemic. The child care industry is down more than 10 percent of pre-pandemic levels, and child care staff hiring is more challenging than ever.
Join us on May 25 to learn about and identify action-oriented solutions to strengthen the ECE workforce. More information can be found here.