We must focus on the early childhood workforce

About the author

Marsha Basloe joined Child Care Services Association as president in February 2018. Most recently, she was senior adviser for the Office of Early Childhood Development at the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where she worked with the Office of Head Start and the Office of Child Care and the Interagency Workgroup on Family Homelessness to reduce homelessness in families with young children. She also worked on early childhood workforce initiatives, communications from the Office of Early Childhood and other initiatives aimed at young children and families. Before joining HHS, Basloe was the executive director of the Early Care & Learning Council in New York, where she was a member of the Governor’s Early Childhood Advisory Council. Before that, she was the executive director of Durham’s Partnership for Children.