Transforming the Workforce Report:

 reviews the science of child development and the implications for those who work with children birth through age 8.
 explores the disconnected nature of systems and services, emphasizing the need for a more unified approach.
 includes 13 recommendations that connect the science of child development to practice and policy. 
 named one of the most important and transformative studies of the ECE workforce.


Join the discussion! Explore the impact this report will have on the field and on professional development system supports.

Register today—Six webinar dates are listed below. Plan to attend one, several or all of the discussions. Register for each of the webinars separately by clicking Register Here next to the date.

 

Read the full report here.

 

Webinar Dates

Part I – Introduction and Context
Monday, June 29 – 11:30am-1:00pm
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  • Study scope and charge
  • The care and education landscape for children from Birth through Age 8
    • Including discussion of practice settings, professinal roles and funding streams


Part II –
The Science of Child Development and Early Learning
Monday, July 20 – 11:30am-1:00pm Register Here

  • The latest information on brain development and how environment plays a role in early learning
  • Child development and implications for care and education settings and practitioners



Part III – Implications of the Science for Early Care and Education
Monday, August 17 – 11:30am-1:00pm Register Here

  • Importance of continuity for children Birth through Age 8
    • Including early learning standards, environments, assessments, family engagement
  • Educational practices
    • Including specifics regarding working with infants and toddlers, and preschool and early elementary school
  • Knowledge and competencies - what care and education professionals who work with children age 0-8 need to know and be able to do



Part IV – Developing the Care and Education Workforce for Children Birth through Age 9
Monday, September 21 – 11:30am-1:00pm Register Here

  • Factors that contribute to quality professional practice
  • Higher Education and ongoing professional learning
  • Qualification requirements, evaluation systems, and quality assurance systems
  • Status of well-being of the workforce


Part V –Blue print for Action
Monday, October 19 – 11:30am-1:00pm Register Here

  • 13 Recommendations to transform the workforce, with considerations for their implications
  • Specific recommendations to improve professional learning systems

Next Steps
Monday, November 23 – 11:30am-1:00pm
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Winnie Howell, a family child care provider in Makanda, shares her experience earning the Level 1 ECE Credential. Vicky Foster, a trainer for the Illinois Trainers Network (ITN), discusses the Level 1 ECE Credential training offered in some Illinois high schools.

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Winnie Howell, a family child care provider in Makanda, shares her experience earning the Level 1 ECE Credential. Vicky Foster, a trainer for the Illinois Trainers Network (ITN), discusses the Level 1 ECE Credential training offered in some Illinois high schools.

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Winnie Howell, a family child care provider in Makanda, shares her experience earning the Level 1 ECE Credential. Vicky Foster, a trainer for the Illinois Trainers Network (ITN), discusses the Level 1 ECE Credential training offered in some Illinois high schools.

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Winnie Howell, a family child care provider in Makanda, shares her experience earning the Level 1 ECE Credential. Vicky Foster, a trainer for the Illinois Trainers Network (ITN), discusses the Level 1 ECE Credential training offered in some Illinois high schools.

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Winnie Howell, a family child care provider in Makanda, shares her experience earning the Level 1 ECE Credential. Vicky Foster, a trainer for the Illinois Trainers Network (ITN), discusses the Level 1 ECE Credential training offered in some Illinois high schools.

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Transforming the Workforce Statewide Discussion Group – Explore the impact this report will have on the field and on professional development system supports.  Register today for one or more webinars in the series.  Part I – Introduction and Context will be Monday, June 29th from 11:30am-1:00pm.

The Illinois Kids Count 2015 report, “Confronting Poverty, Creating Opportunity,” from Voices for Illinois Children examines the quality of life facing children and families throughout the state.

Are you lost in the Missing Zone? a free two-hour self-paced online training course on the benefits of the Gateways Registry is now available online.  This course will show you how to access your PDR, define the different training categories; explain how trainings get entered, and how to search for trainings on the Statewide Online Training Calendar.   It will also count for two hours of credit towards your DCFS training hour requirements for licensing!