Research shows that child outcomes are linked to the educational qualifications of their teachers and that the education levels of teachers and specialized training in early childhood education predict child outcomes in learning and development. Not only do the children in their classrooms benefit from a better-educated teacher, but the children of these educators will also see a different educational future.
Below are links to research articles and papers that address the education of the early childhood workforce, issues related to women in low-wage careers and student success.
- The relationship between teacher qualification and the quality of the early childhood care and learning environment (Campbell Systematic Reviews, January 2017)
- Accessing Career Pathways to Education and Training for Early Care and Education Professionals (Manhattan Strategy Group, October 2016)
- Raising Our Nation – Forging a More Robust and Equitable Childcare System in America (Ms. Foundation for Women, 2016)
- The Early Childhood Index (Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, 2016)
- High-Quality Early Learning Settings Depend on a High-Quality Workforce – Low Compensation Undermines Quality (US DHHS, US DOE, 2016)
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