Supporting the Child Care and Early Education Workforce: A Menu of Policy Options for the COVID-19 Pandemic and Recovery

Based on interviews with 20 experts about strategies to support the child care workforce, this report presents a set of 19 diverse state and local policies strategies to build a stronger and more equitable workforce. It includes strategies in response to the pandemic crisis and ways to maximize impact through contracts, expanding family child care (FCC) networks, and shared services. It also identifies ways to drive equity-based systems change by reviewing licensing and QRIS, and through more diverse leadership.

This resource supports the COVID-19 response.

Related Topics
Systems Building
Family child care programs
Capacity building
City/state systems work
Early childhood/school-age continuum systems work
Health and Safety and Licensing
Professional Development
Quality Improvement
Culturally Responsive Practice & Inclusion
Gina Adams, Danielle Ewen, and Grace Luetmer
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49 pages
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