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Power to the Profession

Power to the Profession is a national collaboration to define the early childhood profession by establishing a unifying framework for career pathways, knowledge, and competencies, qualifications, standards, and compensation.

Power to the Profession Introduction Video


Update: Professional Standards and Competencies for Early Childhood Educators Draft #2


Draft #2 of the revised Professional Standards and Competencies for Early Childhood Educators is now available for public comment.  

Power to the Profession Decision Cycle 2 recommends the creatation of nationally agreed-upon professional competencies for early childhood educators. The NAEYC 2010 Standards for Initial and Advance Early Childhood Preparation Programs have been elevated to be more explicitly positioned as the foundation for the standards and competencies of the early childhood educator profession, with the expectation and condition that NAEYC shall prioritize a revision of these standards through an inclusive and collaborative process.

Decision Cycles 3, 4, 5 + 6 Discussion Draft 2

This next set of draft recommendations, known as Decision Cycles 345+6 Discussion Draft 2, is the result of the careful deliberation on some critical questions. This draft lays out a bold vision for the future of the profession and offers a unifying pathway to get there. Recommendations are focused on differentiating pathways, preparation, and compensation.

Join us! Read the draft, review the additional resources, share with your colleagues, and share your thoughts by emailing p2p@naeyc.org.

Educadores hispanohablantes:

Sus experiencias, perspectivas y opiniones son necesarias para avanzar esta iniciativa. Por favor, tome un momento para explorar nuestra página en español sobre Power to the Profession. Lea los documentos, compártalos con sus colegas, y luego mándenos sus relecciones vía correo electrónico a P2P@naeyc.org.

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Summary in English

One page overview of Power to the Profession.

Resumen en Español

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