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For Educators

Being an early childhood educator is a serious and important job. You play a vital role in shaping the future of children by providing the care and education they need to establish a strong foundation in life-long learning and essential life skills.


Professional Development: Connecticut AEYC supports all early childhood educators in all settings through high quality in-person and virtual professional development opportunities, valuable resources and an annual conference.


Resources: Gain access to a plethora of NAEYC resources to enhance your practice and deepen your commitment to early childhood education.


NAEYC Position Statements: The NAEYC Position Statements are important tools to inform your practice that build understanding and support for significant issues related to early childhood education. 

Core Knowledge and Competency Frameworks (CKCs): The Core Knowledge and Competency Frameworks (CKCs) provides the foundation for all state efforts to improve the lives of young children and their families. are expectations for Connecticut’s child care workforce. They focus on: 

  • Content — what every professional should know 

  • Skills — what every professional should be able to do


Lend your voice: Connect with other early childhood professionals in CT through involvement in the Connecticut  AEYC board. Lend your voice to uphold CTAEYC’s mission of empowering professionals working with children and families and stay informed of current state and national early childhood related issues.  

Power to
the Profession

Power to the Profession is a national collaborative that defines the early childhood education profession. It established a framework for career pathways, preparation, competencies, responsibilities, and compensation to achieve continuous public investment and drive the mission that all children can benefit from high-quality early childhood education led by a more effective, diverse, prepared, and compensated workforce.

Follow Power to the Profession

Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation:  Power to the Profession started as a result of this 2015 report which found that despite the importance placed on educator’s skills, knowledge, and well-being, the compensation and required qualifications varied greatly. Power to the Profession’s aim is to address this disparity.
To learn more, visit the following links:

Over 11,000 early childhood educators contributed to the Power to the Profession decision cycle process. Together, early childhood educators across states and settings are saying “I’m in” to make the vision of the Unifying Framework a reality.

                                    Sign the Unifying Framework pledge
Show YOU are joining with educators across the country to say “I’m in” for the Unifying Framework for the Early Childhood Education Profession!
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