The Early Childhood Education Workforce & Program Models Workgroup
Early Childhood Education Initiative, Vital Communities
May 22, 2023
Staff Retention and Recruitment Workgroup North Star:
Identify, influence, and elevate strategies that promote bi-state sustainability and expansion of existing early education providers by supporting the retention and recruitment of early childhood educators, and promoting fair compensation and benefits.
Facilities and Program Models Workgroup North Star:
Identify, develop, and support strategies and models to reduce financial barriers such as operational costs, tax breaks, zoning requirements, etc. Connect early childhood educators to the networks providing business-related technical assistance and capital access to optimize their business operations, lower operation costs, and increase their capacity. Identify and support opportunities for cooperative procurement of services.