Strengthening and Supporting the Early Childhood Workforce: Competences and Standards

The Early Childhood Workforce Initiative (ECWI), led by the International Step by Step Association (ISSA) and Results for Development (R4D), was created as a multi- stakeholder effort to support and empower those who work directly with young children. To inform and guide the Initiative, R4D is carrying out a series of global landscape analyses to establish the size and scope of the challenges faced by the early childhood workforce, while also highlighting promising practices countries have adopted in response to these challenges.

In this report, competences encompass the requirements and expectations for what early childhood professionals and paraprofessionals should know and be able to do.

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