Coaching Project: Massachusetts Early Education and Care Competency Measurement Project
REL Northeast & Islands is partnering with the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) to provide support in the implementation of their new state early childhood workforce credentialing system. The project will provide information on best practices in developing a competency-based measurement approach, including a summary of evidence-based approaches for measuring the competencies of early childhood educators. This coaching project will also help Massachusetts EEC achieve continued participation and buy-in for the new credentialing system, develop a greater understanding of what information can be gleaned from the data in the system, and inform relevant policy and systems development decisions.
Coaching Project: Massachusetts Early Childhood Workforce Data Catalog
REL Northeast & Islands partnered with the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care to systematically document the breadth and quality of early childhood workforce data collected by the department. The project also identified additional data elements from existing data systems that are most aligned with the department’s key priority areas.
Coaching Project: Rhode Island Early Childhood Leader Competency Framework Utilization Survey Development
REL Northeast & Islands is partnering with the Rhode Island Department of Education and Rhode Island Department of Human Services to develop a survey that examines how the state’s approximately 900 early childhood education coordinators are using the state’s Workforce Knowledge and Competency (WKC) Framework for early childhood administrators and education coordinators. The state intends to administer the survey, which will collect data on the extent to which education coordinators are aware of the WKC framework, are using the framework to inform their practice, and face barriers to adopting the framework into their practice.