As part of their efforts to advance policy agendas that positively impact infants, toddlers and their families, several states are working to strengthen the workforce to provide more families with high-quality child care options.
A strong workforce is a key to high-quality child care. The National Collaborative for Infants & Toddlers, a program of the Pritzker Children’s Initiative, and ZERO TO THREE’s Think Babies™ campaign collaborated to develop this advocacy messaging tool based on experiences of states pushing to strengthen the infant-toddler workforce.
Use the information here to:
- Make the case for an enhanced workforce;
- Share the elements of high-quality child care for infants and toddlers;
- Address specific messaging challenges around increasing education requirements and compensation for well-trained child care staff; and
- Address other tough questions.