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Sakai, Laura; Petig, Abby Copeman; Austin, Lea J. E. – Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, 2017
In light of the changing landscape of state-funded public education and changing expectations for principals in elementary schools, researchers examined the status of New Jersey principal certification programs in order to allow policymakers, institutions of higher education, and other stakeholders to assess the capacity of the state's higher…
Descriptors: Principals, Certification, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
Whitebook, Marcy; McLean, Caitlin; Austin, Lea J. E.; Edwards, Bethany – Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, University of California at Berkeley, 2018
The 2016 inaugural edition of the biennial "Early Childhood Workforce Index" represented initial efforts to establish a baseline description of early childhood employment conditions and policies on a state-by-state basis in order to improve early childhood jobs. This 2018 edition, as well as future editions, will focus on tracking…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Labor Force, Educational Policy, Preschool Teachers
Whitebook, Marcy; McLean, Caitlin; Austin, Lea J. E. – Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, University of California at Berkeley, 2016
The State of the Early Childhood Workforce (SECW) Initiative is a groundbreaking multi-year project to shine a steady spotlight on the nation's early childhood workforce. The SECW Initiative is designed to challenge entrenched ideas and policies that maintain an inequitable and inadequate status quo for early educators and for the children and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Teaching Conditions, Geographic Location
Whitebook, Marcy; King, Elizabeth; Philipp, George; Sakai, Laura – Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, University of California at Berkeley, 2016
Early childhood teachers routinely face insufficient teaching supports and inadequate rewards for their education and commitment (e.g., low pay, lack of professional supports, and lack of benefits). These shortcomings contribute to poor program quality and fuel high levels of teacher turnover, preventing program improvement and making it…
Descriptors: Teaching Conditions, Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Early Childhood Education
Austin, Lea J. E.; Whitebook, Marcy; Kipnis, Fran; Sakai, Laura; Abbasi, Ferheen; Amanta, Felippa – Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, University of California at Berkeley, 2015
Midway through the second decade of this century, the importance of early care and education (ECE) to children's lifelong learning and to the nation's economic well-being is recognized up to the highest levels of government, and in businesses, schools, and living rooms across the country. This understanding represents a dramatic shift from earlier…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Competencies, Alignment (Education)
Austin, Lea J. E.; Whitebook, Marcy; Kipnis, Fran; Sakai, Laura; Amanta, Felippa; Abbasi, Ferheen – Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, University of California at Berkeley, 2015
Today, the importance of early care and education (ECE) to children's lifelong learning and to the nation's economic well-being is recognized up to the highest levels of government, and in businesses, schools, and living rooms across the country. This understanding represents a dramatic shift from earlier decades, and carries with it heightened…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Competencies, Alignment (Education)
Austin, Lea J. E.; Kipnis, Fran; Whitebook, Marcy; Sakai, Laura – Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, University of California at Berkeley, 2015
Teacher preparation in the field of early childhood education (ECE) has historically included a variety of higher education degree programs, in various child-related disciplines, all of which have generally been considered equally acceptable. And too often, these highly diverse degree programs are assumed to produce equivalent results. In…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Competencies, Alignment (Education)
Kipnis, Fran; Sakai, Laura; Amanta, Felippa; Whitebook, Marcy; Austin, Lea J. E.; Montoya, Elena – Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, University of California at Berkeley, 2015
Midway through the second decade of this century, the importance of early care and education (ECE) to children's lifelong learning and to our nation's economic well-being is recognized up to the highest levels of government, and in businesses, schools, and living rooms across the country. This understanding represents a dramatic shift from earlier…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Competencies, Alignment (Education)
Kipnis, Fran; Sakai, Laura; Amanta, Felippa; Whitebook, Marcy; Austin, Lea J. E.; Montoya, Elena – Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, University of California at Berkeley, 2015
Today, the importance of early care and education (ECE) to children's lifelong learning and to our nation's economic well being is recognized up to the highest levels of government, and in businesses, schools, and living rooms across the country. This understanding represents a dramatic shift from earlier decades, and carries with it heightened…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Competencies, Alignment (Education)
Kipnis, Fran; Sakai, Laura; Amanta, Felippa; Whitebook, Marcy; Austin, Lea J. E.; Montoya, Elena – Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, University of California at Berkeley, 2015
Teacher preparation in the field of early childhood education (ECE) has historically included a variety of higher education degree programs, in various child-related disciplines, all of which have generally been considered to produce equivalent results. In contrast, programs to prepare teachers and administrators to work with older children…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Competencies, Alignment (Education)
Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, University of California at Berkeley, 2015
The New York State Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC) serves the Governor and is charged with ensuring that all of New York's young children are healthy, learning, and thriving in families that are supported by a full complement of services and resources essential for successful development. The council's Workforce Work Group is dedicated to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Competencies, Alignment (Education)
Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, University of California at Berkeley, 2015
In an effort to reexamine the status of early childhood higher education offerings in New York, the New York Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC) with its partner members, New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute and the New York State Association for the Education of Young Children engaged the Center for the Study of Child…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Competencies, Alignment (Education)
Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, University of California at Berkeley, 2015
In recent years, New York, like many states, has committed public and private resources toward multiple efforts to improve educational services and to ensure that teacher education degree and certification programs can better prepare their graduates to meet the complex needs of young children of all ages. Critical to responding to this need is the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Competencies, Alignment (Education)
Austin, Lea J. E.; Sakai, Laura; Whitebook, Marcy; Bloechliger, Olivia; Amanta, Felippa – Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, University of California at Berkeley, 2015
Midway through the second decade of this century, the importance of early care and education (ECE) to children's lifelong learning and to our nation's economic well-being is recognized up to the highest levels of government, and in businesses, schools, and living rooms across the country. This understanding represents a dramatic shift from earlier…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Competencies, Alignment (Education)
Austin, Lea J. E.; Sakai, Laura; Whitebook, Marcy; Bloechliger, Olivia; Amanta, Felippa; Montoya, Elena – Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, University of California at Berkeley, 2015
Today, the importance of early care and education (ECE) to children's lifelong learning and to our nation's economic well being is recognized up to the highest levels of government, and in businesses, schools, and living rooms across the country. This understanding represents a dramatic shift from earlier decades, and carries with it heightened…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Competencies, Alignment (Education)
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