ERIC Number: ED499129
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Child Care Bulletin. Issue 33, Summer 2007
Shillady, Amy, Ed.
US Department of Health and Human Services
The "Child Care Bulletin" is published quarterly and includes practical, informative articles based on current literature regarding topics important to policy-makers, child care providers, and parents. The Bulletin includes short articles, tips sheets, policy updates, interviews with leaders in the child care field, information from child care/research forums, selected resources, and other short child care-related works. The theme of this issue is "Building Tomorrow's Workforce Today." It examines the status of the early care and education workforce, professional development research, and promising strategies that address the requirements of the diverse population of providers serving children from low-income families. Among the articles are reports on a community college's approach to meeting the needs of ethnically diverse students preparing to become early care and education providers, the use of professional development advisors to ensure the individual needs of providers are met, and the introduction of registries and other methods to track professional development data. Articles in this issue include: (1) Creating a Professional Development System from the Ground Up; (2) Studies Reveal What Shapes Quality Care and Learning; (3) Illinois PDAs Open Gateway to Opportunities; (4) Registries Capture State of the Workforce; (5) Provider Standards Set the Bar for Quality; (6) Cohesive Professional Development Enhances Skills Across the Field; (7) Diverse Needs, Unique Strategies: Community College Fosters Student Success; and (8) All in the Family: Supporting FFN Caregivers. This issue concludes with a list of selected professional development resources. [The "Child Care Bulletin" is published quarterly by the National Child Care Information Center under the direction of the Child Care Bureau, Office of Family Assistance, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).]
Descriptors: Caregivers, Professional Development, Low Income Groups, Child Care, Journal Articles, Quality Control, Performance Factors, Systems Development, Educational Opportunities, Standard Setting, Research Reports, Labor Force Development, Change Strategies
US Department of Health and Human Services. 200 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20201. Tel: 877-696-6775; Tel: 202-619-0257; Web site: http://www.hhs.gov/
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: Administration for Children and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Office of Family Assistance.