Watch & Talk

Host a virtual gathering with friends and colleagues to watch a video summary  of the Unifying Framework for the Early Childhood Education Profession featuring all 15 Power to the Profession Task Force organizations, review the recommendations, and make a plan for action! 


Unifying Framework for the Early Childhood Education Profession

This document reflects the consensus of 15 national organizations and is the result of this multi-year, profession-led effort. It is based on the recommendations from the series of eight Power to the Profession Decision Cycles, and demonstrates how they all come together to advance a unified, diverse, equitable, and effective early childhood education profession.


Professional Standards & Competencies for Early Childhood Educators

The Professional Standards and Competencies for Early Childhood Educators describes what all early childhood educators must know and be able to do, and as articulated in the Unifying Framework, will serve as the foundational standards and competencies for the early childhood education profession.  It places diversity and equity at the center and responds to the critical competencies identified in Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation, the seminal 2015 report by the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council.

"We're All In"

Over 11,000 early childhood educators contributed to the Power to the Profession decision cycle process. Together, early childhood educators across states and settings are saying “I’m in” to make the vision of the Unifying Framework a reality.

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Sign our pledge to show you are joining with educators across the country to say “I’m in” for the Unifying Framework for the Early Childhood Education Profession.

Voices from the Field

“When you advocate, you have to have a plan and must obtain the research to support your funding request. The framework gives us the plan that we can all get behind.”

Maria Victoria Calderon

Director, Children’s Learning Center

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Task Force Members

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Stakeholder Groups

Rounds of Public Comment

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