Strengthening and Supporting Preschool Providers within CPS' District Boundaries
It's so important that our children get the best start in life with nurturing, stimulating experiences beginning as early as possible. We know that children who receive quality education and care in the early years grow up to be more successful, exhibit better social-emotional skills, and persevere in the face of challenges.
A high-quality preschool offers a warm and welcoming environment, safe facilities, stimulating curriculum and a qualified and caring staff. Exemplary programs, which allow children to learn and grow while fostering curiosity, impact a child's success throughout their first years of school.
Investing in the preschool workforce is one of the smartest investments we can make. In 2018, the Cincinnati Public Schools' Preschool Workforce Development Council, in partnership with Cincinnati Preschool Promise and the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, was established. The CPS Workforce Development Council supports preschool childcare providers within CPS' district boundaries.
The Workforce Development Council:
- Supports professional development opportunities to strengthen preschool programs through the development of a well-qualified, skilled, and diverse workforce.
- Facilitates opportunities for private childcare employees to advance their careers. (Research shows that the qualifications of a childcare employee contribute to the quality of early childhood education.)
- Encourages competitive compensation and benefit policies which are essential to high-quality preschool.
- Supports mentoring and coaching opportunities to assist private childcare providers with reaching a five-star rating, the highest rating from the Ohio Department of Education.
Investing in an early childhood education workforce allows parents to work, supports children's healthy development, promotes a skilled workforce pathway and, in the end, benefits the Cincinnati community.
The Workforce Development Council meets at 4:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every month at the CPS Education Center, 2651 Burnet Ave. All community preschool providers are invited to attend.
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