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ERIC Number: EJ1166358
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1540-8000
Transforming the Early Care and Education Workforce
Vecchiotti, Sara
State Education Standard, v18 n1 p12-17, 45 Jan 2018
There is ample opportunity for state boards to improve outcomes for children by strengthening the early care and education workforce and thereby improving the quality of early care and education. Ensuring that ECE professionals have the knowledge, supports, and resources they need to support children's learning is one avenue to improving the quality of teacher-child interactions and of children's learning environments. Children will not receive benefits from early care and education unless ECE professionals are adequately prepared, competent, supported, and well compensated. By enhancing the ECE workforce, state boards can ensure that all children have a chance to receive a high-quality early education. Unless states focus on the ECE workforce, the extant context of fragmented, inconsistent ECE systems and varying ECE program quality will continue. Moreover, children will continue to miss opportunities for equitable, high-quality ECE experiences that can help them reach their full potential.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iowa; Michigan; Nebraska; New York
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