Call for Papers - Extended to Dec 9
Head Start’s 12th
National Research Conference on Early Childhood
– Collaboration and Coordination: Understanding
Systems Supporting Young Children and Their
Families will be held July 7-9, 2014, at the
Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C.
This 3-day event features plenary sessions,
symposia, poster symposia, conversation hours,
poster sessions, and informal events.
For the full Call for Presentations for
click here. Presentations may discuss recent
research (published or unpublished) or
synthesize findings already in the literature.
The EXTENDED deadline for submissions is
Needs of Early Care and Education Workforce
early care and education workforce is more
highly educated and more stable than previously
believed, according to a new study from
HHS’ Administration for Children and Families
(ACF). The study finds that 53 percent of
center-based early care and education providers
have at least an associate degree. This is an
increase from the 36 percent indicated in
previous studies. Despite these improvements,
some challenges remain.
The study was based on
surveys completed by more than 10,000 early
childhood care providers in 2012 and provides
the first thorough picture of the early care and
education workforce in two decades.
Understanding and improving the early care and
education workforce is essential because these
providers not only support working parents, but
also help educate and care for children during
the most rapid period of brain development –
from birth to five years old.
Read the full study.
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