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ERIC Number: ED574303
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching the Teachers of Our Youngest Children: The State of Early Childhood Higher Education in New York, 2015. Highlights
Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, University of California at Berkeley
In recent years, New York, like many states, has committed public and private resources toward multiple efforts to improve educational services and to ensure that teacher education degree and certification programs can better prepare their graduates to meet the complex needs of young children of all ages. Critical to responding to this need is the establishment of a well-coordinated and comprehensive professional preparation and development system that can prepare an incoming generation of professionals while also strengthening the skills of the existing early education workforce. Institutions of higher education are critical to meeting the evolving and increasing demands which have been shown to improve developmental and learning outcomes for the state's young child population. The New York Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC) with its partner members, New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute and the New York State Association for the Education of Young Children engaged the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE) to conduct this assessment, by implementing the "Early Childhood Higher Education Inventory." The Inventory is a research tool used to describe the landscape of a state's early childhood degree program offerings at the associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, and to provide a portrait of early childhood faculty members. In this report, findings from the "Early Childhood Higher Education Inventory" are highlighted, specifically the extent to which New York early care and education (ECE) higher education programs offer course content and experiences associated with effective teacher preparation. [This report was produced with the assistance of Child Trends. For related reports see ED574300 and ED574301.]
Center for the Study of Child Care Employment. Institute of Industrial Relations, University of California at Berkeley, 2521 Channing Way #5555, Berkeley, CA 94720. Tel: 510-643-7091; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Heising-Simons Foundation
Authoring Institution: University of California, Berkeley. Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
Identifiers - Location: New York