Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth through Age 8

First 5 California (F5CA) and the California Department of Education, Early Education and Support Division (CDE-EESD) are leading a statewide systems change effort based on recommendations from the Institutes of Medicine and National Research Council’s seminal report: Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation.

F5CA, the CDE-EESD, and a planning team identified key priorities for California and an action plan for achieving them. The plan is intended to serve as a roadmap for implementing a fully developed and articulated statewide system of certification, preparation, and support for California’s early childhood professionals, and contains concrete objectives for creating real systems-level change over the next five years.

For more information, visit http://twb8-ca.net/.