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Early Childhood Education Teachers 2.0: Strategies to Transform the Profession

While the benefits of quality early childhood education (ECE) are widely known and accepted, the current ECE delivery system is unable to fully realize those benefits for children, families, and society. In spite of recent increases in state funding for Pre-kindergarten and local interest in universal Pre-kindergarten in Philadelphia, there are multiple, complex factors that challenge bringing quality ECE to scale. These include: insufficient public rates of pay to ECE providers; limited public investment in ECE; certified teacher shortages, and; limited teacher effectiveness.

Published: March 2016
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