Power to the Profession is a big deal for CCR&R agencies. By establishing a unifying framework for the early childhood profession—including career pathways, qualifications, and compensation—this national collaboration holds the potential to impact how CCR&R agencies conduct business in the future. It’s important to be prepared, but where do you even start?
We’ve compiled a few ideas for involving staff in conversations about Power to the Profession.
Idea #1: Have your staff read Power to the Profession: What It Is and Why It’s Important to CCR&Rs
Need a quick way to get your staff up to speed on Power to the Profession and how it pertains to your work as CCR&R professionals? This e-book is a great place to start.
Idea #2: Visit NAEYC’s Power to the Profession website
The Power to the Profession website not only includes helpful videos your team can watch, but it also includes summaries of the Decision Cycles.
Idea #3: Engage your staff
Schedule a series of meetings organized around broad topics of Power to the Profession (purpose, compensation, etc.). We’ve included sample questions you can use in each staff meeting in our new e-book, What CCR&Rs Need to Do Internally for Power to the Profession.
Idea #4: Ask Child Care Aware® of America to lead a webinar
We’re here to help! Contact us at P2P@usa.childcareaware.org to arrange for us to host a live webinar to discuss Power to the Profession and how it impacts CCR&Rs.
Idea #5: Invite your local AEYC chapter or state association to talk to your staff
Many local Association for the Education of Young Children (AEYC) chapters may be involved with Power to the Profession. Contact your local chapter to see if a representative can come to speak to your staff.
Idea #6: Stay informed
To dig deeper into each suggestion, we recommend downloading our free guide, What CCR&Rs Need to Do Internally for Power to the Profession.