Six new case studies on how countries support early childhood workers

Published March 22, 2019

There is mounting evidence that children’s development improves when workers delivering early childhood services are better trained, better paid and have greater professional recognition – but there is limited evidence on how to bring about these changes. We funded the Early Childhood Workforce Initiative to develop six country briefs which highlight efforts to support the workforce across different geographies and services. Read more about the series here and download the briefs.

  • Ecuador – highlights the government of Ecuador’s approach to professionalising childcare centre and home visiting workers with pre- and in-service training that emphasises theoretical knowledge and practical skills.
  • Georgia – examines the development and implementation of a pre-and in-service training programme for the early childhood intervention workforce and the creation of accreditation mechanisms for services.
  • Ghana – explores the Fast Track Transformational Teaching Program’s approach to enhancing pre-and in-service training that improves kindergarten teachers’ practical skills and ability to implement the national play-based kindergarten curriculum.
  • Kenya – examines Siaya County’s approach to integrating nurturing care into the work of Community Health Volunteers by providing them with ongoing support and better recognition.
  • Philippines – analyses nationally supported training efforts to improve the knowledge and skills of personnel, as well as local efforts to address working conditions and job security.
  • Singapore – highlights the government of Singapore’s efforts to support career advancement in the early childhood care and education profession by creating and investing in competency-based trainings, professional development frameworks and career pathways.