Career Framework and Pathways


A clearly defined career lattice or framework is a vital component of a state professional development system, which Hawaiʻi needs to recruit and retain a highly skilled workforce. An ECE career framework would support elevating our state’s early childhood policies around compensation, educational advancement, and professional development that aligns with the Power to the Profession Unifying Framework.

HCYC is currently developing a career framework that will operate on two levels:

  1. A systems approach for the workforce at large; and
  2. An individual approach for each professional seeking advancement.

Using this newly developed career framework, the ECE³ Alliance will create a career pathways map that can guide the ECE workforce as they advance through their job roles in early childhood.