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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.
Building on guidelines, frameworks, and standards that currently operate across programs, organizations and states, this initiative aims to establish a shared framework of career pathways, knowledge and competencies, qualifications, standards, and compensation that unifies the entire profession, which will lead to a comprehensive policy and financing strategy for their systemic adoption and implementation.
 

You spoke, we listened: a statement from the National Task Force on Feedback on Decision Cycles 3, 4, and 5.

"We are deeply grateful for the thoughtful responses we received on the first draft of Decision Cycles 3, 4, and 5 related to preparation, specialization and career pathways for the profession." Read the full statement.

New Resources Available!

New Power to the Profession resources and tools, including materials in Spanishvideos introducing Power to the Profession, a new infographic, a one page summary of Decision Cycles 3, 4, and 5, and more, are now available! Expand your toolbox and continue being a champion for an initiative powered by the profession, for the profession. Contact p2p@naeyc.org to learn more.
 

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Working Draft 1 for Decision Cycles 3, 4, and 5 (includes Study Guide)

Review the working draft for Decision Cycles 3, 4, and 5. This set of decision cycles includes the Task Force's recommendations related to qualificaitons, specializations, and career pathways. The goal is to transform the complex and fragmented early childhood field as it exists today into a coherent profession in the future.

Download a one-page summary of the Decision Cycle 3, 4, and 5 draft.

Read the Project Summary

Summary in Spanish

One page overview of Power to the Profession.

Summary in English

One page overview of Power to the Profession.

Summary in Mandarin

One page overview of Power to the Profession.