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Because we know that high-quality educators drive high-quality early learning, NAEYC, MnAEYC, and our partners are committed to achieving a vision in which the early childhood profession exemplifies excellence and is recognized as vital and performing a critical role in society.

How do we achieve this vision? By coming together, with early childhood professionals at the center.

What is Power to the Profession?

Power to the Profession is a national collaboration to define the early childhood profession by establishing a unifying framework for career pathways, knowledge and competencies, qualifications, standards, and compensation.

What are the initiative's goals?

Building on guidelines, frameworks and standards that currently operate across programs, organizations and states, this initiative aims to establish a shared framework of career pathways, knowledge and competencies, qualifications, standards, and compensation that unifies the entire profession, which will lead to a comprehensive policy and financing strategy for their systemic adoption and implementation.

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We want to partner with you to spread the word about this initiative and let more people know how they can get involved in this important conversation. Please let us know what other "tables" you sit at that would like to learn more about this initiative and we'll be in touch.

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