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About New York Works for Children

New York Works for Children (NYWFC) is the State's integrated professional development system for the early childhood and school age workforce. Begun as an initiative of the Early Childhood Advisory Council's Workforce Development work group in 2010, NYWFC consists of interrelated programs, services, and efforts to address workforce needs with the goal of building and sustaining an effective, committed early childhood and school age workforce.

This website is intended to be a resource for early childhood and school age professionals.  On it you can find information about the core knowledge and competencies you need to work with children and families, the state’s Career Ladder for early childhood professionals, and Aspire, the workforce registry.  Trainers will find resources about Approved Trainer Levels, the Trainer Credential, and how to post training on the Statewide Training Calendar. 

Development of content for the website began in 2012.  Visit often, as additional content and resources will be posted regularly.

If you are interested more specifically in the work of New York's Early Childhood Advisory Coucil and the Workforce Development Workgroup, we encourage you to visit the Early Childhood Advisory Council website.

Our Sponsor

The development of this website is sponsored by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, funded by the federal Child Care and Development Fund and was developed by the NY Early Childhood Professional Development Institute.


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