Nearly 75% of NC Early Childhood Professionals On Way to Being Certified

The number of certified Early Educators in North Carolina is rising. Over 12,000 Early Educators are certified and another 19,000 have applied. Nearly 75% of the workforce is on its way to becoming certified. Early Education Certification Benefits. A free year of...

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Children deserve great teachers

The NC Institute for Child Development Professionals  has a new publication intended to increase awareness about some of the many qualities of a great early childhood teacher and the importance of workforce supports. The brochure references supports including those...

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What It Takes to Build Birth-to-College Education

The University of Chicago Urban Education Institute and the Ounce of Prevention Fund are partnering to “build a model of public education for children and their families that begins at birth and creates success in school, college, and life.” The goal is...

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Are Teacher Education Programs Aligning with PreK-3 Model?

Researchers from Pennsylvania State University looked at how teacher education programs are aligned with the PreK-3rd approach. Not surprisingly perhaps, the researchers found tension between early childhood education and elementary teacher education programs. These tensions ranged from disrespectful attitudes...

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Improving Early Childhood Quality with Professional Development

Lifting Pre-K Quality:Caring and Effective Teachers, a new report by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Texas, Houston, recommends the implementation of intensive teacher training and mentoring at the preschool level. It looks at...

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Studies Point to Importance of Education for NC's Early Childhood Teachers

Financial incentives provided to early childhood teachers in North Carolina are paying high dividends in the form of quality education for children, with more teachers pursuing advanced degrees across the state. The level of education an early childhood teacher...

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