Expand the number of professionals entering and remaining in the workforce.
6.1.1 Develop recommendations to increase compensation and benefits for early childhood care and education professionals.
6.1.2 Develop and implement a comprehensive career pathway to facilitate career entrance and advancement.
6.1.3 Expand opportunities for early childhood care and education career exploration at the high school level, including effective promotion and understanding of all positions and leadership opportunities.
6.1.4 Launch a workforce registry for early childhood care and education professionals to access, track, and guide career advancement.
6.1.5 Document and address recruitment and retention challenges.
6.1.6 Engage pre-service faculty and in-service professionals in identifying challenges for training program development and expansion. Make adjustments to address demands in workforce recruitment, preparation, and retention.