Cradle And Career: What Can Workforce Development Learn From Early Childhood Development And Care?
On October 2, 2019, ParentChild+ hosted another installment of the School Readiness Forum: An exploration of new ideas to close the K-12 Achievement Gap.
For some time, early childhood education and care has been at the forefront of the interdependency between generations—acknowledging that in order to create stable lives for children, the adults in their lives need support as well. The field of workforce development can learn from this approach. While workforce development interventions sometimes acknowledge the importance of child care, as a means to free up parents to train and work, they could go further in supporting the interdependencies of children and their caregivers.
More holistic two-generation approaches not only can improve short-term outcomes for children and their parents, but can also prepare the next generation of workers.
“Cradle And Career: What Can Workforce Development Learn From Early Childhood Development And Care?”
- Moderator – Tony Miller, Former Deputy Secretary & COO, U.S. Department of Education
- Kelsey Clark, Partner, BCG
- Madhuri Kommareddi, Director of Workforce Development, Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
- Katharine Stevens, Resident Scholar, Education Policy Studies, AEI
Video Link – the session begins at 2:45.
Discussion Summary – click here to read a summary of the discussion.
Readings – a selection of articles, reports, and websites suggested by the panelists for further exploration of these issues
- Parenting Stress and the Use of Formal and Informal Child Care
- NYC Workforce Development Site
- Workforce Development Initiative Guidebook
- Losing Ground: How Child Care Impacts Louisiana’s Workforce Productivity and the State Economy
- The Economic Impacts of Insufficient Child Care on Working Families
- Lost Opportunities: The Impact of Inadequate Child Care on Indiana’s Workforce & Economy
- Counting Our Loses: The Hidden Cost to Marylanders of an Inadequate Child Care System
- Opportunities Lost: How Child Care Challenges Affect Georgia’s Workforce and Economy
- Workforce of Today, Workforce of Tomorrow: The Business Case for High Quality Childcare
- Closing the Workforce Gap in Dallas
- How – And Why – US Cities Are Rethinking Early Childhood Education
- Collection of Early Childhood Education Promising Practices
- Connecting Education and Employment: How Early Childhood Care Can Improve Our Workforce
This session was part of the School Readiness Forum series developed by ParentChild+ to explore new ideas to close the achievement gap.