Who’s Caring for the Kids? The Status of the Early Childhood Workforce in Illinois

by McCormick Center

Who’s Caring for the Kids provides a comprehensive study of the early childhood workforce in Illinois. This 2008 edition highlights the changes in the education, background, and stability of the workforce since the publication of the first Who’s Caring for the Kids report in 2001. The report paints a picture of an emerging system of professional development with a coherent and articulated career framework. It concludes will a call to action with specific recommendations for practitioners, teacher educators, and policymakers.

Executive Summary