EEC has been working to develop a career ladder to define professional growth in our field. In September 2010, the Bessie Tartt Wilson Initiative for Children (BTWIC) issued a "Blueprint for Early Education Compensation Reform" which underscored the need for a career ladder. EEC and BTWIC began working together on a career ladder with input from workforce experts and stakeholders. The result is a 5-level ladder for educators working directly with children or who are responsible for professional development and curriculum. At its meeting on May 10, 2011, the EEC Board endorsed the career ladder as a resource across the mixed delivery system and as a reference for programs and educators as they map and plan professional development for themselves and for staff. Programs are not required to use the career ladder. This is not a final, finished career ladder but a first version intended to encourage discussion, to provide guidance to educators and programs and to lead to a more polished ladder over time.


Information provided by the Department of Early Education and Care . Created: February 10, 2011 Updated: June 15, 2011