Strengthening California's early childhood education workforce
The quality of a state's early childhood education (ECE) system is an extension of the condition of its workforce. After providing an overview of California's ECE workforce, this chapter identifies best practices for ensuring a strong ECE workforce, discusses how California fares in each best practice, and proposes the best way forward regarding the policy options or state-level data needed to support change in California. The chapter concludes with a summary of the essential reforms needed to transform California's ECE workforce. (author abstract)
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