In 2020, the ECE Recruitment & Retention Workgroup sent out a survey, realizing the need for comprehensive data from the field-specific to the early education workforce. The survey we sent out to districts, Head Start, private child-care providers, and early intervention providers. This data represents about 330 administrators who answered these specific admin questions.
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Arizona’s Comprehensive System of Personnel Development Recruitment and Retention Workgroup focuses on the recruitment of new early childhood practitioners and the retention of current early childhood practitioners, ensuring efforts are being made to fill position vacancies with qualified personnel and maintain existing personnel. We do this by:
Use multiple data sources to identify the needs of the Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education (EI/ECSE) state workforce.
Use comprehensive recruitment and retention strategies across disciplines.
Address the need to ensure that positions are filled by individuals who meet state and national qualifications to provide early childhood intervention (ECI).
Articulate information related to anticipated vacancies or a need for increased personnel necessary to meet the needs of IDEA eligible infants and young children.