CCCECE Position: It is Time for an Early Childhood Education Credential in California
Research supports the creation of an Early Childhood Education Credential.
A RAND Corporation study in 2012 concluded that early childhood programs and primary grades teaching skills are different from those needed in higher grades.
Contemporary research findings (Bornfreund, L. A., 2011; Maxwell, 2008; Whitebook et al., 2012) indicate that early childhood education credentialed teachers provide smoother transitions for children between early childhood and primary grades and have knowledge specific to working with diverse families.
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CCCECE and EPEC Release a Paper on the Threats Faced by Community College Child Development Departments
On February 7 the Early Childhood Professional Development and Education Collaborative (EPEC) and CCCECE jointly released a paper (see attached) outlining the threats faced by community college child development departments. The paper talks about the threat to workforce education because of the budget squeeze. It calls for the development of a new mode of funding for our departments and our lab schools. Click here for more info and a link to the paper.CCCECE/EPEC Joint Paper on Budget Threat.
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