Our workforce supports advancing as a profession.

Be the change!


Over 2018-2019, a workforce engagement project (Chapter One) led by VTAEYC engaged early childhood educators across the state to ask: Do we have the will to advance as a recognized profession?

72% said yes. Read more in the report.

At the national level, NAEYC’s Power to the Profession initiative 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.” As a state affiliate, our workforce can provide valuable feedback to the national level while taking steps to eliminate fragmentation, grow cohesive, and advance as a profession in Vermont.

This project is led by and relies on members of the ECE workforce. Be the change. Get involved today!

Recommendations from Chapter One of Advancing the ECE Profession:

  1. Learn from Chapter One of this project. Build on it in Chapter Two.
  2. “Do nothing about us without us.”
  3. Cultivate a cohesive workforce. Question stereotypes and assumptions.
  4. Encourage a “change” mindset. Begin the work of building a bridge to a new future.
  5. Build from Power to the Profession’s national-level work.
  6. With ongoing policy and funding changes, hold in mind the goal of early childhood education advancing as a profession.

Survey results:
VTAEYC asked you how we can support the ECE workforce as we work together to Advance As A Profession. Here’s what you said.

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