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


New Draft! Decision Cycles 7 and 8

Help advance the profession

The next set of recommendations from the Power to the Profession Task Force, known as Decision Cycles 7+8, addresses the resources, infrastructure, and accountability structures needed across states and systems to support a prepared, diverse, well-compensated early childhood education profession.

Revised: Decision Cycles 345+6

This document, which outlines recommendations related to differentiated preparation, pathways, specializations, and compensation, is the result of extensive field engagement, conducted through surveys, focus groups, interviews, and conference sessions that together engaged thousands of early childhood educators across states and settings, from diverse racial, linguistic, geographic, and cultural communities. This draft reflects feedback from the field based on two rounds of public comment and is not open for additional feedback at this time.

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

Lea un resumen de Revalorizar la Profesión.