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Meyer Lori E., March 30 2021
Other

The Early MTSS-123 Project was developed “to implement and pilot the Early Care and Learning Practice Improvement Support Team and to provide the State with a 3-year plan to scale-up the pilot.” Major activities of this project included: Piloting…

Meyer Lori E., March 30 2021
Executive Summary

The Early MTSS-123 Project was developed “to implement and pilot the Early Care and Learning Practice Improvement Support Team and to provide the State with a 3-year plan to scale-up the pilot.” Major activities of this project included: Piloting…

Caven Meg, Huckle Erin, Zhang Xinxin, February 2021
Reports & Papers

This report summarizes the results of an evaluation of Vermont’s Early Childhood Professional Development System (ECPDS). The evaluation was commissioned by Vermont’s Agency of Human Services, Department for Children and Families, Child…

Caven Meg, Huckle Erin, Zhang Xinxin, February 2021
Executive Summary

This study set out to identify the strengths of the Early Childhood Professional Development System (ECPDS); assess the challenges facing the ECPDS, and make recommendations to support the strengthening of the system. This evaluation marks a…

University of California, Berkeley. Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, Bellwether Education Partners, National Institute for Early Education Research (U.S.), 2020
Reports & Papers

In order to better understand the levers of change necessary to effect large-scale improvements in early educator preparation, we sought to understand the context around (1) the different requirements instituted by states for early educators, (2…

Gilden Robyn, McElroy Katie, Friedmann Erika, Spanier Adam, Son Heesook, Witherspoon Nsedu Obot, Paul Hester, March, 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Objective: In this study, we evaluated the effectiveness of an environmental health training program for child care providers. Methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis to evaluate a 5-state training program using a 20-question pretest and…
Goffin Stacie G., Daga Erin, May, 2017
Reports & Papers
The Early Childhood Education Leadership Development Compendium: A View of the Current Landscape is one-of-a-kind in its identification of the early childhood education (ECE) field's leadership development programs and in providing an overview of…
Durden Tonia, Mincemoyer Claudia, Crandall Leslie, Alviz Kit, Garcia Aileen, July, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
High-quality family childcare (FCC) can positively influence all areas of a child's growth and development. Thus, it is important to invest in efforts to increase quality, including providing professional development to enhance the skills of those…
Ackerman Debra J., 2016
Reports & Papers
The current early care and education (ECE) policy context is bringing increased attention to the training completed by the child care workforce and to the use of registries to track such training. Although ECE workforce registries are designed to…
National Registry Alliance, May, 2013
Reports & Papers
A study of the characteristics of state and regional registries of early childhood and school-age trainings and trainers, based on survey responses from 32 registries
Vermont. Child Development Division, June, 2012
Reports & Papers
A study of the professional development needs of early childhood and after school professionals in Vermont, including their professional development information sources, access, awareness, and interests, based on survey responses from 986 early…
Smith Sheila, Robbins Taylor, Schneider William, Kreader J. Lee, Ong Christine, January, 2012
Reports & Papers
A study of the features of on-site technical assistance and coaching provided by state child care quality rating and improvement system technical assistance providers, based on interviews with 34 technical assistance providers in 17 states
National Infant & Toddler Child Care Initiative (U.S.), August, 2010
Reports & Papers
A proposal of a framework for the coordination and development of a professional development system (PDS) for early educators of infants and toddlers, based on examples from state initiatives of professional development programs
Podhajski Blanche, Nathan Jane, 2005
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An investigation of the effects of literacy-focused professional development for 67 child care providers on the pre-literacy skills of a sample of 88 children aged 3-5
Horm-Wingerd Diane, Caruso David, Golas Julianna, 1997
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A journal article presenting the outcome evaluation of the first year of the New England Head Start Teaching Center, a participatory training program for Head Start staff