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HHS Launches the First National Early Care and Education Workforce Center


From the Office of Early Childhood Development, Administration for Children and Families


We are proud to announce the launch of the first-of-its-kind National Early Care and Education Workforce Center!


The National Early Care and Education Workforce Center’s research and technical assistance activities will work together to build a career pipeline for the early care and education workforce, including support for pursuing credentials and degrees while maintaining the sector’s diversity and identifying and implementing sustainable ways to increase workforce compensation and benefits.


The Administration for Children and Families within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded a cooperative agreement to establish and operate the National Early Care and Education Workforce Center for the next 5 years to Child Trends, the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, BUILD Initiative, ZERO TO THREE, the University of Massachusetts–Boston, and the University of Delaware.


The Workforce Center expands on the Biden-Harris Administration’s efforts to support the early care and education workforce, which include an Office of Early Childhood Development webpage dedicated to early care and education workforce resources, monthly e-blasts and webinars with content specific to the early care and education workforce, and updated program guidance and information memoranda to early care and education grantees on how to use existing grant funds to advance the workforce.

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