Teaching & Learning
In 2015, three local nonprofit organizations formed the Early Childhood Education Workforce Transformation Initiative (ECEWTI) to study the early childhood education workforce and to make recommendations for change. Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children (DVAEYC), Montgomery Early Learning Centers (MELC), and Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) collected and analyzed ECE workforce data. This report presents key findings and recommendations organized in three major sections: teacher recruitment; teacher preparation; and, teacher retention and advancement.
California Early Childhood Online offers free online overview modules covering key California Department of Education’s Early Learning publications and resources and other state-approved content. Each overview module is between 1 and 4 hours, and provides basic overviews of the foundations, frameworks, state child assessment system (Desired Results), Healthy and Active Preschoolers (Nutrition Services), California CSEFEL, Strengthening Families, and the 3R’s of Early Childhood. Registration is required.
Starting Young: Massachusetts Birth-3rd Grade Policies that Support Children’s Literacy Development, a new report from the Early & Elementary Education Policy team at New America, examines state policies and local initiatives that aim to give children a strong start and offers recommendations to help ensure more students are moving up the learning staircase.
From 2015 through 2016, the Early Education Initiative will be producing a series of reports from states and localities across the United States to provide an inside look at efforts to support children’s learning from infancy and extending into the early grades. Access to the reports is available through Atlas (atlas.newamerica.org), the data and analysis tool designed for New America’s Education Policy Program. This report highlights Minnesota.
This link provides information on how providers can participate in Early Achievers including a toolkit to help them get started.
This website provides a general overview of the resources available under Michigan's QRIS, Great Start to Quality.