We collaborate with many organizations, associations, and government entities as we work to improve how our nation prepares, supports, and rewards the early care and education workforce.

The resources on this page include media articles on the early care and education workforce, links to speeches, lectures and roundtable discussions on workforce issues, relevant research and projects of other groups, and more.

NACCRRAware

NACCRRAware is web-based information management software designed by members of the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies to assist them in performing their critical role by providing complete and accurate data and statistics.

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Pre-K Now

Pre-K Now is a campaign for the Pew Center on the States.

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NGA Center for Best Practices

The NGA Center for Best Practices’ Education Division provides information on best practices in early childhood, elementary and secondary, and postsecondary education, including teacher quality, high school redesign, reading, access to and success in postsecondary education, extra learning opportunities, and school readiness.

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National Conference of State Legislatures

Visit the website of the National Conference of State Legislatures.

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National Center for Children in Poverty

View National Center for Children in Poverty’s work on early care and learning.

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The Data Quality Campaign

The Data Quality Campaign uses data to improve student achievement.

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NAEYC Database of State Policies

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Early Childhood Workforce Systems Initiative identifies data as one of six major policy areas necessary for developing, enhancing, and implementing state integrated early childhood professional development system forĀ all early childhood education professionals working with and on behalf of young children. See how states’ data policies match up.

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State Workforce Studies (NCCIC)

The National Child Care Information Center lists the most recent state workforce studies.

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State-by-State Wage Data (CCW)

The Center for the Child Care Workforce lists the most recent state by state wage data for center-based child care and preschool teachers collected by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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Losing Ground in Early Childhood Education: Declining Workforce Qualifications in an Expanding Industry, 1979-2004

By Stephen Herzenberg, Mark Price, and David Bradley (2005)

This report prompted our Roots of Decline: How Government Policy Has De-Educated Teachers of Young Children policy analysis.

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