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Advances in early childhood development
Lombardi, Joan, 20 September, 2016
The Hague, Netherlands: Bernard van Leer Foundation

This webinar features three presentations on global level issues and initiatives in the field of early childhood development, addressing the following topics: (1) implementation of the Early Childhood Workforce, a global initiative that focuses on the country system and policy level to scale-up quality services for young children; (2) financial investment in early childhood development services, including public funding and international financing trends; and (3) measurement of development in children from birth to age three at population level, including initiatives such as the Caregiver Reported Early Development Index (CREDI), the WHO Child Development Indicators Project, and the Global Child Development Group.

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Early childhood workforce development
Costalas, Anna, 07 September, 2016
Silver Spring, MD: Association of University Centers on Disabilities

This webinar discusses the role of early childhood workforce professional development in the area of support for young children with disabilities via inclusion. Presenters explore ways in which inclusion practices and principles can be embedded into professional development and share examples of aligning standards and practices within several states.

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Forward thinking: Redesigning QRIS with a focus on leadership
Mathias, Debi, 01 September, 2016
Boston: Build Initiative

This webinar examines components of administrative and pedagogical leadership and ways in which related standards can be embedded into quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS). Topics discussed include assessment, training/technical assistance, and program support for early childhood center directors.

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Early childhood teacher education policies: Research review and state trends
Martella, Jana, 05 May, 2016
New Brunswick, NJ: Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes

This webinar provides an overview of recent research on early childhood teacher education and credentials, along with trends in state prekindergarten policies. Presenters discuss implications for state policy and recommendations for moving forward.

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Lessons from the Learning Table on great teaching and learning
Mathias, Debi, 25 August, 2015
Boston: Build Initiative

This webinar discusses findings from the Learning Table, a project examining state policies and initiatives to promote children's learning through improvements to teaching quality. Presenters address implementation factors faced when moving practices into policy. Overviews of action plans developed by six state teams (Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Tennessee) to improve teaching quality are shared.

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Moving the needle on articulation: Progress from a ten state project
Smith, Linda K., 19 May, 2015
Washington, DC: U.S. Office of Child Care.

This webinar provides an overview of T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood National Center's Articulation Project. The project aims to improve the systemic articulation of college coursework and early education degrees from two-year institutions to four-year institutions within the state. Presenters share the challenges, strategies, and recommendations of ten participating states as they progress toward achieving the principles and goal of the project.

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Evaluating early childhood educators: Prekindergarten through third grade, a supplement to the Practical Guide to Designing Comprehensive Educator Evaluation Systems
Martella, Jana, 27 January, 2015
New Brunswick, NJ: Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes.

This webinar provides a background on the supplemental guide and recommends uses for states and district teams involved in designing and solving problems in evaluation systems for early childhood teachers. Research is presented based on studies of 11 states' systems, highlighting the successes and challenges in the implementation of Illinois' teacher evaluation system.

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Measuring, monitoring, and improving the quality of work life in early childhood programs
Mathias, Debi, 20 January, 2015
Boston: Build Initiative

This webinar introduces the Early Childhood Work Environment Survey (ECWES), a tool that assesses ten dimensions of organizational climate in early childhood programs. It highlights the integration of this survey into broader quality initiatives. Presenters discuss ways in which several states (Texas, Illinois, and Minnesota) are using this measure in their quality enhancing projects.

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Worthy work, still unlivable wages: The early childhood workforce 25 years after the National Child Care Staffing Study
Austin, Lea J. E., 20 November, 2014
Washington, DC: U.S. Office of Child Care

This webinar provides data about today's center-based early childhood teaching workforce in comparison to 25 years ago. It discusses issues such as teachers' educational attainment, salaries, and turnover, as well as use of public benefits due to economic insecurity in this population.

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Effective teaching in early childhood education
Greninger, Elizabeth, 18 September, 2014
Rockville, MD: Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic

This webinar examines practices and strategies related to continuity and alignment, both concurrent continuity between the multiple environments in which children are educated at different times of the day/week, and sequential continuity issues such as the transition to preschool and kindergarten. Assessment and curriculum issues are addressed. Additionally, a professional development curriculum, CONNECT, is introduced. This free resource combines evidence-based practice and teacher research and offers web-based modules and video examples, along with online forums for peer discussion.

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Implementation Science Part 1: Professional development systems
Halle, Tamara, 30 May, 2012
Washington, DC: National Center on Child Care Professional Development Systems and Workforce Initiatives

This webinar provides an outline of the principles and methods of Implementation Science and an explanation of their potential use in the context of early childhood professional development systems. The presentation includes an analysis of implementation components, steps involved in creating readiness for change, use of the Fit and Feasibility tool developed by the National Implementation Research Network, and the importance of data collection and reporting. Numerous examples are supplied to illustrate the application of Implementation Science methods to integrated professional development systems in states.

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Features of professional development in child care quality improvement systems
Kreader, J. Lee, 09 February, 2011
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This webinar discusses the findings of a 17-state survey of the coaching, training, and technical assistance strategies aligned with state quality rating and improvement systems, as well as the resulting trends, questions, and issues for future consideration emerging from the study.

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Family child care networks and quality improvement in family child care homes
Bromer, Juliet, 30 March, 2009
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

This webinar contains three presentations on networks of support for family child care providers. The first presentation describes a study of the relationship between family child care quality and both participation in and features of funded and staffed networks of providers in Chicago. The second presentation outlines the history, characteristics, use, offerings, and direction of Massachusetts' family child care support systems. The third presentation describes the services provided to network participants in the Head Start Family Child Care Program of Jefferson County, Alabama.

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