State policies shape the racial and ethnic diversity of the prekindergarten workforce
This essay highlights how the misalignment of federal, state, and local requirements is draining talent and affecting diversity in the American early care and education (ECE) workforce. Specifically, varying state education requirements for lead teachers is compared in three types of programs: home-based child care, child care centers, and public prekindergarten. Policy considerations are discussed.
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Gateway to a Qualified Workforce: The Role of Minimum Preservice Qualifications Requirements in Early Care and Education
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