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ERIC Number: EJ1035290
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: EISSN-1077-5315
Extension's Capacity to Deliver Quality Early Childhood Professional Development
Durden, Tonia R.; Mincemoyer, Claudia C.; Gerdes, Jennifer; Lodl, Kathleen
Journal of Extension, v51 n5 Article 5FEA8 Oct 2013
In recent years much attention has focused on the role of enhancing a teacher's professional knowledge and skills in helping to improve the quality of early care experiences for young children birth-5. In the study reported here, an environmental scan of the early childhood professional development programs offered within the Extension system was conducted to identify the programs' content, delivery, scope, evaluation, and partners. Results indicate that Extension has been a player in providing professional development opportunities for early childhood professionals and with a focused effort in streamlining the current resources has the capacity to become a leader in this field. [This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under Agreement No. 2010-48869-20781, using funding from the Office of the Secretary of Defense.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Grant or Contract Numbers: 2010-48869-20781