- Career Development and Universal Prekindergarten: What Now? What Next?
June 11, 2010
Concerns about the qualifications, turnover, diversity, and compensation of the early childhood workforce are growing as more children attend private and public preschool programs.
- Why Are Early Education and Care Wages So Low?: A Critical Guide to Common Explanations
June 8, 2010
Common explanations for low wages for early education and care work are inadequate and misleading.
- Teacher Education and PreK Outcomes: Are We Asking the Right Questions?
June 4, 2010
This commentary by the Foundation for Child Development’s previous staff, published in Early Childhood Research Quarterly, challenges recent research that finds no relationship between PK teacher qualifications (degree, major, or certification) and child outcomes.
- Providing Tools Towards Quality: The Status of P-3 Teacher Preparation Programs in New Jersey
June 4, 2010
Providing Tools Towards Quality: The Status of P-3 Teacher Preparation Programs in New Jersey, assesses whether PreK-3rd teacher preparation programs are preparing prospective teachers to teach the continuum from Prekindergarten to Grade Three, reviews how new PreK-3rd programs are aligned with other certification programs in universities, and examines how the overlap of the PreK-3rd and K-5 certificates has impacted other university programs.
- PreK-3rd: Teacher Quality Matters
June 1, 2010
The Foundation for Child Development’s Policy to Action Brief Series No. 3 More is known than ever before about how to educate children successfully, especially those at risk for underachievement.