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ERIC Number: EJ1328831
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2022
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
Teaching the Teachers: Early Childhood Education Programs Aim to Fill Shortages, Meet Growing Demand
Finkel, Ed
Community College Journal, v92 n3 p10-17 Dec 2021-Jan 2022
Community college early childhood education programs prepare students for a career path that enjoys plenty of demand, although that's at least in part due to low wages that make hiring and retaining good workers a challenge. That challenge has become more acute during the COVID-19 pandemic, given the literally hands-on nature of the work. Demand for early childhood education programs likely would spike if President Biden's Build Back Better plan passes Congress, given that it includes money for universal preschool. Administrators and faculty of community college early childhood education programs say they're paying close attention to what's happening in Washington as well as their own states as they try to recruit students, upgrade training to deal with challenges like COVID-19 and meet the demand in their respective areas.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges; Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Washington; Michigan; Colorado; Florida
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A