Strengthening the Diversity and Quality of the Early Care and Education Workforce Paper Series

Urban Institute

There is widespread recognition that high-quality early learning experiences depend on effective early childhood educators. As the population of young children continues to become more racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse, it is important to understand how to maintain a diverse workforce that is well prepared to meet the needs of all young children. This research paper series addresses the following question: How can policy support preparation of the early care and education workforce to meet the diverse needs of young children? The following titles are available to read online or download:Associations Between Early Care and Education Teacher Characteristics and Observed Classroom ProcessesProfessional Development Supports and Teacher Practice in Low-Income Pre-K ProgramsDos Métodos: Two Classroom Language Models in Head Start


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