Head Start State Collaboration Office
Supporting a Strong Education Workforce
The pandemic has created unprecedented staff shortages in communities across the country. There are also concerns that many children will be entering the program after a year and a half of reduced or no services. It is more important than ever to provide a strong workforce for young children and their families.
Recruiting and retaining qualified staff is a critical component of Head Start program planning. Teachers, family child care providers, and home visitors are essential to delivering high-quality comprehensive services to children and families. Many programs benefit from developing training and education programs for parents and community members. Over 20% of Head Start staff are former parents, and they are an incredible asset. Use the following ideas to recruit, train, and retain staff who are qualified and dedicated to working with our youngest learners and their families.
California Early Care and Education Workforce Registry
We are excited to welcome you to the Early Care and Education Workforce Registry for professionals in California! If you do not already have an account, please join by creating your profile.
The California ECE Workforce Registry is a state, regional and local collaboration designed to track and promote the education, training and experience of the early care and education workforce for the purpose of improving professionalism and workforce quality to positively impact children.