The Early Childhood Workforce Initiative is a global, multi-sectoral effort to produce new knowledge and equip decision-makers with tools and resources to support the development of a quality early childhood workforce at scale.

Writing for the project's website, Kavita Hatipoglu and Michelle Neuman make the point: "The practitioners who work directly with young children and their families as well as those who train, supervise and support them are essential for making nurturing care a reality".

They offer three suggestions on how the workforce can be prepared to support nurturing care:

1. Build consensus around the concept of nurturing care within and across workforces;
2. Enhance training and professional development to integrate nurturing care;
3. Address working conditions that constrain early childhood practitioners in supporting families.