Workforce Development/Systems

Links to early childhood workforce development and systems building resources:

BUILD Initiative 

BUILD Initiative Report on Virginia’s Smart Beginnings

The Nuts and Bolts of Building Early Childhood Systems through State/Local Initiatives


Center for the Study of Child Care Employment

Assessing What Teacher’s Need to Help Children Succeed

Building a Skilled Teacher Workforce

Early Childhood Higher Education: Taking Stock Across the States

Mentors As Teachers, Learners, and Leaders


Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

Building Cross-Sector Professional Development Systems

 Developing and Implementing Cross Sector Competencies for Early Childhood Personnel

Elements of a Professional Development System for Early Care and Education: A Simplified Framework

A Systems Framework for Building High-Quality Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education Programs


Heckman Equation

The Heckman Equation:  The Economics of Human Potential


Institutes of Medicine/National Research Council

Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation


National Association for the Education of Young Children

Build It Better: Indicators of Progress to Support Integrated Early Childhood Professional Development Systems

NAEYC Early Childhood Professional Development: Adult Education Directory

NAEYC Early Childhood Professional Development: Training and Technical Assistance Glossary

NAECY Standards for Early Childhood Professional Preparation

Strategic Directions: Technical Assistance Professionals in State Early Childhood Professional Development Systems

Virginia Early Childhood Teacher Certification Profile

Where We Stand on Professional Preparation Standards

Workforce Designs: A Policy Blueprint for State Early Childhood Professional Development Systems


National Center on Child Care Professional Development Systems and Workforce Initiatives (PDW Center)

Strengthening the Early Childhood and School-Age Workforce: A Tool to Improve Workplace Conditions, Compensation, and Access to Professional Development


National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center

Early Childhood Professional Development Systems Toolkit


National Governor’s Association Center for Best Practices

Building an Early Childhood Professional Development System


National Professional Development Center on Inclusion

The Big Picture Planning Guide: Building Cross-Sector Professional Development Systems in Early Childhood, 3rd Edition


New America Foundation

Beyond Subprime Learning: Accelerating Progress in Early Education

Subprime Learning: Early Education in America Since the Great Recession

Envisioning a Digital Age Architecture for Early Learning

Watching Teachers Work: Using Observation Tools to Promote Effective Teaching in the Early Years and Early Grades


Society for Research in Child Development

Investing in Our Future: The Evidence Base on Preschool Education


Southern Regional Education Board

Building a Strong Foundation: State Policy for Early Childhood Education


United States Department of Education

Toward the Identification of Features of Effective Professional Development for Early Childhood Educators – Literature Review


United States Department of Education: Office of Early Learning

Increasing Access to High Quality Early Childhood Education in Virginia


Virginia Early Childhood Foundation

Virginia’s Biennial School Readiness Report Card 2013

Virginia Early Childhood Foundation Evidence Based Directory


 Zero to Three

Building a Stronger Infant-Toddler Workforce

A Guide to Effective Consultation with Settings Serving Infants, Toddlers, and their Families: Core Knowledge, Competencies and Dispositions