A quality early learning and child care system is staffed by well-qualified, caring early childhood educators.
Recruiting and retaining excellent people means supporting the early learning and child care workforce. It means providing fair wages and benefits. It means creating positive workplace environments. And it means respecting early childhood educators as caring professionals who are valued for the important work they do.
In a quality early learning and child care system, programs are delivered in inviting, well-designed child care settings.
Well-planned and well-equipped indoor and outdoor play environments give children the confidence they need to learn and explore. They allow children to engage with their peers, with adults and with the natural world around them.