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ERIC Number: EJ751282
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1538-6619
A Snapshot of NAEYC's Preschool Professionals through the Lens of Quality
McMullen, Mary Benson; Alat, Kazim; Buldu, Mehmet; Lash, Martha
Young Children, v59 n2 p87-92 Mar 2004
In spring 2002, a national sample of more than 800 National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) members working in the United States in the care and education of children age three to five responded to the following questions: (1) Are they happy with their work?; (2) Are they satisfied with their pay?; and (3) Are they engaged in ongoing professional development? The members responded to these questions by completing the Early Childhood Professional Questionnaire (ECPQ). This study was conducted because it is important to take a snapshot of NAEYC preschool professionals through the lens of quality, focusing on factors known to contribute to developmentally appropriate environments and programs and positive outcomes for young children. Findings of the study reveal that NAEYC's preschool professionals are well educated in general and are happy in their roles and dedicated to their profession. The study also reveals that NAEYC preschool professionals across the United States are engaged in high-quality practices with three- to five-year-old children in early care and education environments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States