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McLean, Caitlin; Austin, Lea J. E.; Whitebook, Marcy; Olson, Krista L. – Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, 2021
The "Early Childhood Workforce Index" provides a state-by-state look at policies and conditions affecting the early care and education workforce. This biennial report has tracked state progress since 2016. This third, 2020 edition of the Index continues to track state policies in essential areas like workforce qualifications, work…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Labor Force, Educational Policy, State Policy
Doocy, Sean; Kim, Yoonjeon; Montoya, Elena; Chávez, Raúl – Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, 2021
As California policymakers start to chart a path forward beyond COVID-19, it is important to first understand and reckon with the pandemic's impact on child care programs and individual educators. This research paper presents findings from a survey of 953 California ECE programs and providers in June-July 2020. The results provide an in-depth view…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Child Care, Early Childhood Education
Edwards, Bethany; Coperman Petig, Abby; Austin, Lea J. E. – Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, 2021
This report describes the early childhood degree programs offered in Maryland, focusing on variations in program content, age-group focus, student field-based learning, and faculty characteristics, as well as the extent to which Maryland early care and education (ECE) higher education programs are incorporating early math, family engagement, and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education Programs, Student Teaching, Teacher Educators
Edwards, Bethany; Coperman Petig, Abby; Austin, Lea J. E. – Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, 2021
Maryland is home to more than 430,000 children under the age of six; 73 percent of these young children have all available parents in the labor force and thus potentially need child care. Stakeholders and advocates in Maryland are committed to advancing strategies that improve early care and education (ECE) services, including workforce…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education Programs, Student Teaching, Teacher Educators
Edwards, Bethany; Coperman Petig, Abby; Austin, Lea J. E. – Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, 2021
Maryland is home to more than 430,000 children under the age of six; 73 percent of these young children have all available parents in the labor force and thus potentially need child care. Stakeholders and advocates in Maryland are committed to advancing strategies that improve early care and education (ECE) services, including workforce…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education Programs, Student Teaching, Teacher Educators
Schlieber, Marisa; Austin, Lea J. E.; López, Enrique Valencia – Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, 2020
This report examines the demographic, educational, and employment characteristics (including compensation and benefits) of staff employed in center-based ECE [early care and education] programs throughout Marin County. The findings bring attention to the low wages and economic insecurity of the ECE workforce, particularly against a backdrop of one…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, County Programs, Child Care Centers, Early Childhood Teachers
Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, 2020
The Center for the Study of Child Care Employment led the development of three research reports that provide a nationwide analysis of trends, gaps, and opportunities facing early educator preparation programs and state competency and compensation policies. While the research was conducted before the COVID-19 pandemic, the crisis has only made the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Policy
Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, 2020
The Center for the Study of Child Care Employment led the development of three research reports that provide a nationwide analysis of trends, gaps, and opportunities facing early educator preparation programs and state competency and compensation policies. While the research was conducted before the COVID-19 pandemic, the crisis has only made the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Compensation (Remuneration)
Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, 2020
The Center for the Study of Child Care Employment led the development of three research reports that provide a nationwide analysis of trends, gaps, and opportunities facing early educator preparation programs and state competency and compensation policies. While the research was conducted before the COVID-19 pandemic, the crisis has only made the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, State Policy, Educational Policy, Teacher Qualifications
Meacham, Deborah, Ed. – Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, 2019
When the Model Work Standards were first crafted more than two decades ago, they were built on the premise that quality child care jobs are the cornerstone of high-quality services for children and families. The intent of these standards is to make it possible for those who choose teaching young children as a career to reasonably and responsibly…
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, Child Caregivers, Standards, Fringe Benefits
Meacham, Deborah, Ed. – Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, 2019
When the Model Work Standards were first crafted more than two decades ago, they were built on the premise that quality child care jobs are the cornerstone of high-quality services for children and families. The intent of these standards is to make it possible for those who choose family child care as a career to reasonably and responsibly support…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Family Environment, Caregivers
Copeman Petig, Abby; Chávez, Raúl; Austin, Lea J. E. – Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, 2019
A number of apprenticeship programs, collectively referred to as the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Early Educator Apprenticeships, have recently been undertaken in California. The programs were supported by two California Apprenticeship Initiative grants, four Workforce Accelerator Fund grants, and in-kind donations from individual…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Apprenticeships, State Programs, Teacher Education Programs
Copeman Petig, Abby; Chávez, Raúl; Austin, Lea J. E. – Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, 2019
Educational expectations are rising across the field of early childhood care and education (ECE) as a growing body of research demonstrates the critical importance of early educator knowledge and skills in promoting children's development and learning. Many ECE professionals eager to advance in their careers do not pursue further education because…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Apprenticeships, State Programs, Teacher Education Programs
Schlieber, Marisa; Whitebook, Marcy; Austin, Lea J. E.; Hankey, Aline; Duke, Michael – Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, 2019
There is broad consensus that high-quality environments for young children depend on teachers who are skilled at nurturing their development and learning, yet low pay and inadequate working conditions routinely hamper teachers in their efforts to apply their skills and knowledge. This condition exists among teachers in early education as well as…
Descriptors: Teaching Conditions, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Characteristics
Gould, Elise; Whitebook, Marcy; Mokhiber, Zane; Austin, Lea J. E. – Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, 2019
California's child early care and education (ECE) system is underfunded, and California policymakers have not been willing to acknowledge the true cost of creating a comprehensive ECE system. Proposals for ECE reform have focused primarily on improving access and affordability for families but have ignored the elephant in the room: Early care and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Educational Finance, Budgets
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