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Children need to spend their formative years with dedicated, educated, trained and well-compensated individuals in order to thrive in today's society. The PDI believes that is accomplished with the recruitment of a talented workforce, competency-based teacher education programs, innovative models of technical assistance, dynamic applied research strategies, effective public policy and adequate funding.

Publications view all

Publications for download, purchase and exploring online.

  • The QUALITYstarsNY Report
    QUALITYstarsNY: New York State's Bold Step to Ensure Access to Excellence in Early Childhood Education

  • The PDI Policy Brief:
    A New Policy Agenda

  • The Core Body of Knowledge
    Core Competencies for ECE Professionals

  • The New York State
    Early Learning Guidelines

  • Connections in Early Learning
    The IFCC Newsletter

Job Opportunities

Find early childhood positions from centers and organizations seeking teachers, administrators, coaches and more.


Links to professional membership organizations, public policy and research, city and state agencies, and libraries, museums and zoos.

Career Development Services Center

Helping aspiring and current early childhood professionals discover and achieve their career ambitions

Pre-K Teacher Preparation Project

Find a Job in a UPK Center!

Informal Family Child Care Project

Serving license-exempt providers with training and access to events, resources, and allies throughout the city

New York Works for Children

New York's Early Childhood Workforce Information System and Home of Aspire: New York's Registry for Early Childhood Professionals


New York's Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) is a statewide initiative that assists all types of early childhood programs in improving the quality of their services in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for children.


    The Aspire Registry May Newsletter


    The Informal Family Child Care Project May Newsletter


    A Visit from Assemblyman Michael P. Kearns


    Yes, Preschool Works. Letís Make it Work for More Children


    Beyond Readiness: The Impact of Early Childhood Educators

Job Opportunities

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Resources to Strengthen Your Practice

More Resources

Professional Membership Organizations

A directory of organizations that offer guidance, resources, and support for early childhood professionals.

Advocacy, Research and Policy Links

A directory of important links for learning more about early childhood policy, and advocating for positive change.

NYC & NYS Agencies

A list of all the child and education related agencies in New York.

Libraries, Museums, Zoos and Parks

Places to go! a list of great, fun and educational places to take young children, with tips for how teachers can make use of these great destinations.