McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership Publications

Document Type

Executive Summary

Publication Date

Summer 6-11-2011


A recent policy brief jointly published by the National Institute for Early Education Research and the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment argues that the attention given to whether an associate or baccalaureate degree is the appropriate baseline education for a qualified early educator masks equally important questions about the content and quality of the education received, the on-going suppor for teaching and learning, and the effects of the work environment.1 The policy brief explores these contextual issues and makes recommendations for policy, resources, or further research.

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