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Strengthening the Infant-Toddler Child Care Workforce

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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.

 

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