DCI’s Early Care and Education (ECE) and Out-of-School Time (OST) workforce efforts center on supporting the corresponding workforce who provide the day-to-day programming for children and youth. DCI envisions an experienced, well-supported, qualified ECE & OST workforce, with a commitment to creating opportunities and pathways for this vision to become a reality. The services the DCI workforce are available to app, regardless of whether an individual is currently employed by a youth serving organization, or is interested in exploring a career in education.

Within the workforce sector, DCI connects with organizations and entities to create clear, equitable, and accessible pathways to ECE & OST employment, supports new and existing workforce development programming through grants and technical assistance, and collaborates with partners and providers to understand and communicate the ECE & OST workforce needs around Allegheny County.