This week the bipartisan National Governor’s Association (NGA) announced it will be providing seven states with technical assistance to strengthen the early care and education workforce across the county. The states, Alabama, Iowa, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Utah and Washington, will receive grants and support to help develop a policy agenda to improve the quality of their early care and education professionals.

Governors and their staff will now have stronger workforce investment strategies and resources at their disposal to improve training, effectiveness and working conditions.

First Five Years Fund supports NGA’s efforts as research continually shows the first five years lay the foundation for success later in life. Even more, high-quality educators and early education and care professionals make all the difference in children’s lives.

Learn more on the NGA site here.