There's a new focus on getting more training to early-childhood educators, but there's a dearth of information about what constitutes a high-quality, teacher-preparation program.
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December 10, 2018
April 27, 2018
The revamped, online professional development program was produced by Too Small to Fail and will allow early-childhood educators to earn training hours toward a Child Development Associate credential.
May 01, 2015
Immigrants account for 18 percent of the early-childhood workforce, a slightly higher percentage than are represented in the workforce at large, a new report says.
April 02, 2015
Creating a minimum education standard for pre-K teachers was among recommendations from the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council for improving the country's early-educator workforce.
March 25, 2015
Teach For America teachers in pre-K though 2nd grade were better at teaching students to read than other teachers, says a study by the research firm Mathematica.
December 09, 2014
Thanks to a scholarship program funded by the state's First Things First tobacco tax, twice as many early education teachers in Pima County, Ariz., hold college degrees now than did five years ago,
November 26, 2014
A top personal finance group urges college students not to major in child studies.
October 09, 2014
If you're a public school teacher in this country, chances are good that you're also a white woman. At the preschool level, the picture is slightly different.
June 21, 2013
The National Governors Association's Center for Best Practices will help representatives from each state improve their preK-3 systems.
August 06, 2012
The National Association for the Education of Young Children has published a new policy brief meant to help states better ensure the qualifications of "experts" who offer their professional development services to early-education programs.