[NASAFACS] Needs Assessment Data for Perkins V in Early Childhood

Stange, Lisa lisa.stange at iowa.gov
Wed Aug 21 10:24:49 MDT 2019

Thank you for sharing the link.  I wish we had access to something similar
for other Human Services careers that our programs link to.

*Lisa G. Stange, MA Ed*
Career & Technical Education Program Consultant
Human Services/Family & Consumer Sciences
Iowa Department of Education
*ACTE Region III VP*
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On Wed, Aug 21, 2019 at 10:56 AM Gayla L. Randel <grandel at ksde.org> wrote:

> As we are building our case for why early childhood careers need to be
> part of Perkins V as a high need field, I found this link:
> https://www.ced.org/childcareimpact   It allows you to see the national
> data but also you state level data. It provides an avenue in addition to
> any Dept of Labor numbers ( which will likely never capture it as high need
> due to wages--which is not accurate, but oh well).   I obtained my Kansas
> data and it’s impressive. I’m sharing with CTE curriculum directors and my
> classroom teachers to share with their advisory committees and
> administrators to validate why EC should be included in their local needs
> assessments.
> Is anyone else dealing with questions about why non Dept of Labor
> supported careers should be included in the local needs assessments for
> Perkins V?
> High need is high need, but many of the FCS careers in KS are related to
> what society indicates they need to meet personal needs, and that future
> need can’t be captured in Dept of Labor data because Dept of Labor is a
> snapshot of time on one particular date or period of time with already
> existing companies.  That is weak in that it does not capture innovations
> which will develop new positions, entrepreneurial opportunity, impact of
> automation, nor needs based upon human beings….because it hasn’t happened
> yet!  (We can’t predict how many foster parents we need or mental health
> professionals….we just have to accept we will have a need for them!) My
> struggle is how to ensure local needs assessments include data to support
> these “not identified” future needs which align to FCS pathways.
> Gayla
> *Gayla Randel, CFCS*
> Education Program Consultant, Family & Consumer Sciences
> Career Standards and Assessment Services
> (785) 296-4912 (wk); (785)291-3791 (fax)
> *grandel at ksde.org <grandel at ksde.org>*
> *www.ksde.org* <http://www.ksde.org/>
> *Kansas State Department of Education*
> 66612
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> families. And if family life is good, people come with renewed energy for
> work.”*  Ellen Galinsky, CEO Family and Work Institute
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