What do early childhood educators need to know to do the work they love?
What skills and competencies set them apart from other professions?
Power to the Profession is a national initiative committed to creating a framework for those working in early childhood by diving into areas such as compensation, high-quality standards and career pathways.
Made up of 15 national organizations, including the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the Power to the Profession task force regularly engages with early childhood professionals to gain consensus on how to best advance the profession.
The theory behind Power to the Profession is this: Early childhood educators and stakeholders must agree on some clear elements that advance the profession. To facilitate this collaboration, the task force has developed eight decision cycles where information is presented to the field for a response.
Now is the time to speak up!
The latest draft recommendations from the Power to the Profession Task Force, Decision Cycles 7+8, are open for comment and your expertise is needed.
To make sure there is time for thoughtful response, the deadline for feedback has been extended to September 25.
- Read the draft in English or in Spanish
- Provide feedback- Complete the survey or email your thoughts
- Post on social media – use the hashtag #powertotheprofession to spread the word
Have questions? Please review the updated P2P Frequently Asked Questions, or sign up for Virtual Office Hours to ask questions and give feedback.
For more information on Power to the Profession, click here.
Learn more about Alaska’s early childhood workforce at thread’s Summit on the Economic Impact of Early Care and Learning in Alaska, held Oct. 9 and 10 in Anchorage.
Click here to learn more and to register!