STEERING COMMITTEE: A 14-member Steering Committee provided guidance on the development of this framework: Tammy Bormann Dawn Collins Nancy Dunn Janet Gartin Gretchen Hageman Sheila Hansen Barb Merrill Lisa Oesterreich Tom Rendon Mary Schertz Cathy Swackhamer Shanell Wagler Staff Facilitator Community College Alliance, Staff and Consultant Iowa Dept. of Human Services, Child Care & Community Services Bureau Child Care Resource & Referral, Training Coordinator Iowa Dept. of Management, Family Support Iowa Dept. of Public Health, Early Childhood Iowa Child & Family Policy Center, Policy Analyst Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children, T.E.A.C.H. Iowa State University Extension, Family Life Iowa Head Start State Collaboration Offi ce Iowa Dept. of Education, Early Childhood Iowa Head Start State-based Training & Technical Assistance Iowa Dept. of Management, Offi ce of Empowerment Lindsay Miller, Iowa Dept. of Public Health Kevin Pokorny, Private Consultant This Policy Framework is adapted from the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) Workforce Designs initiative, LeMoine, S. (2008). Workforce Designs: A Policy Blueprint for State Early Childhood ProfessionalDevelopment Systems. Washington, DC: NAEYC. The full report of Workforce Designs is available online at www.naeyc.org/policy/ecwsi. Additional resources used in development of the Policy Framework are available on the Early Childhood Web site at www.earlychildhoodiowa.org. Iowa’s ProfessionalDevelopment System planning work is funded by Iowa Community Empowerment.