ERIC Number: ED495089
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Preparing the Early Education and Care Workforce: A Guide to Conducting a Study of the Capacity of Higher Education Institutions
Wellesley Centers for Women
Many states have created professional development systems to support the ongoing and increased education and training needs of early care and education professionals. This guide describes lessons learned in Massachusetts about conducting a study of the capacity of institutions of higher education (IHEs) to prepare the early education and care workforce. The guide presents the components of a capacity study, and provides guidance in defining and understanding the early education and care (EEC) system being studied; describing the workforce; consulting data sources; conducting a survey of IHEs (including identifying EEC higher education programs, survey development and distribution, report writing and distributing finding); and getting the message out. The role of an advisory board is also described. [Funding provided by the National Institute for Early Education Research, with additional funding from Strategies for Children, United Way of Massachusetts Bay, and The Boston Foundation.]
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Higher Education, Colleges, Technical Writing, Advisory Committees, Professional Development, Labor Force, Surveys, Early Childhood Education
Wellesley Centers for Women. Wellesley College, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02841. Tel: 781-283-2510; Fax: 781-283-2504; Web site: http://www.wcwonline.org
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Higher Education
Sponsor: A.L. Mailman Family Foundation, Inc.
Authoring Institution: Wellesley Coll., MA. Center for Research on Women.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts