Early Childhood Policy Matters


Meeting the Needs of the Early Childhood Workforce: State Perspectives

Ep. 24

In the second episode of our three-part series on the early childhood workforce, host Martine Sadarangani Gordon (ACF) speaks with a panel of state experts about how they are professionalizing the workforce through nontraditional career ladders. Guests from Georgia, Illinois and Michigan discuss their state’s ongoing efforts to address the diversity and community needs of the early childhood workforce.  

Guests include Christi Moore, Director of Professional Learning with the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning; Dr. Jamilah Jordan, Executive Director of the Illinois Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development; and Robin Zeiter, Professional Development Specialist, and Candace Vinson, Education Consultant, with the Michigan Department of Education. 

Early Childhood Policy Matters is supported by the National Technical Assistance Center for Preschool Development Grants Birth through Five, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Care. 

For episode transcripts and more information visit: https://childcareta.acf.hhs.gov/resource/early-childhood-policy-matters-podcast 

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