2017 National Meeting

565. Power to the Profession: The Blueprint for a More Defined, Unified and Supported Early Care and Education Profession

Date: Thursday June 29, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Cortez D
Speakers: Katherine Kempe
Marica Cox Mitchell
Sarah LeMoine

The compensation, professional preparation, entry qualifications, and performance expectations for early childhood educators vary significantly across settings and states. Addressing these gaps will require more than a quick fix. NAEYC staff will provide an overview of Power to the Profession, a profession-led initiative to advance early childhood educators as a more defined profession and deliver on the promise of early learning. You are invited to engage in discussion about the risks, rewards, and unintended consequences of this initiative, and to brainstorm implications for policy.