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A new tool published by the  National Workforce Registry Alliance (NWRA), with the support of Early Childhood (ECE) & Out-Of-School-Time (OST) registry directors across the country details the most common functions and data elements reported by surveyed directors in 2023. The landscape reports provides up-to-date information on who registries reflect (roles), participation requirements, integrations, and which types of data the registry captures. Totals for each element reported are conveniently located at the end of each section.


  • In August 2023, there were 45 professional registries serving early care and education, and out-of-school time workforce members. Three states were in the process of building registries.
  • Collectively, registries reached over 2.5 million individual registry users, and members of the ECE & OST workforce, inclusive of all settings and roles. They reached 1.2 million who, at the time of the survey, were employed in direct care roles and had active registry profiles.
  • Registries perform over 50 functions supporting workforce development with a focus on career pathways, compensation, and workforce well-being. These functions provided the backbone infrastructure for the workforce and the state’s professional development system and enabled the state’s workforce data lifecycle.
  • Registries are a good source of up-to-date data: 40% required a profile update annually or biannually to have an active profile, and an additional 40% archived profiles after set periods of inactivity.
  • Registries provide a good snapshot of the workforce and strong infrastructure, inclusive of and supporting the full workforce.

ECE Workforce Registry Landscape Report

Learn more about the function and role of Early Childhood Professional Registries here.