New York Works for Children is New York's integrated professional development system for the early childhood and school age workforce. In 2010, New York Works for Children was founded by the Early Childhood Advisory Council's Workforce Development Workgroup to support early childhood and school age professionals. The New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute coordinates New York Works for Children and manages the day-to-day operations. With funding and support from multiple city and state agencies, New York Works for Children is committed to building the infrastructure so that everyone working with young children and families can access high-quality education and professional development experiences. New York Works for Children is also the home of The Aspire Registry: New York's Registry for Early Childhood Professionals.
New York is known for a well-educated, highly-skilled, valued, equitably compensated, and committed workforce that serves children birth through eight.
New York Works for Children (NYWFC) exists to advance equitable early childhood workforce policy and to provide support and resources. The system is committed to hold up current applied research and lived experience from the field to inform best practices that focus on workforce development for the professionals who play an essential role in the well-being of children and families.
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