Effective Systems

Getting it Right: The Conversation Guide for Preparing the Next Generation of ECE Practitioners

https://www.fcd-us.org/getting-it-right-conversation-guide-for-preparing-practitioners/

The Foundation for Child Development is excited to announce the release of Getting it Right: The Conversation Guide for Preparing the Next Generation of ECE Practitioners. This latest conversation guide is the second companion piece to our 2020 Getting it Right: Using Implementation Research to Improve Outcomes in Early Care and Education publication and Getting it Right: The Conversation Guide for Preparing the Next Generation of Implementation Researchers, which both provide insights into the value of implementation research in the study of early care and education (ECE).

This guide aims to help faculty in institutions of higher education use the Getting it Right publication in the preparation of future ECE practitioners — early educators working directly with children; early education leaders administering programs; and those who support them (e.g., coaches) working in school, center-based, and home-based settings. As a resource, this guide supports higher education faculty to initiate and sustain conversations with students about effective ECE practices and policies, what still needs to be learned, and how to deepen our understanding of young children’s development and learning. By understanding and participating in implementation research, practitioners can help shape research agendas in ways that help fill in the existing gaps in our knowledge, especially knowledge relevant to instructional practice. The guide can be used when working with senior-level undergraduate students or master’s and doctoral graduate students at any point in their degree programs.

Now is the moment for ECE practitioners, researchers, and policymakers to collaborate and identify the critical components of effective ECE programs and policies and engage in meaningful exploration of what works, for whom, and under what conditions.

Getting it Right Chapter Summaries

Access chapter summaries of Getting it Right: Using Implementation Research to Improve Outcomes in Early Care and Education here.

Getting it Right Full Publication

Access an individual chapter and/or an individual section of Getting it Right: Using Implementation Research to Improve Outcomes in Early Care and Education here.

Getting it Right 2020 Summer Webinar Series

Watch the virtual launch and the three-part Getting it Right 2020 Summer Webinar Series on demand.

Getting it Right: The Conversation Guide for Preparing the Next Generation of Implementation Researchers

Download Getting it Right: The Conversation Guide for Preparing the Next Generation of Implementation Researchers here.

Roundtable Discussion: Preparing Future Early Care and Education Implementation Researchers

Watch the roundtable webinar addressing issues related to the preparation of implementation researchers in the ECE field on demand. The discussion between faculty focuses on how to prepare researchers, particularly researchers of color, and the opportunities and challenges related to conducting ECE implementation research.