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REL Northeast & Islands Bridge Event: The Path Forward for the Early Education Workforce: National Policies and Examples from Vermont
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October 19, 2017

Time: 3-4:30 pm Eastern

Location: Webinar

Description: As states across the country expand access to high-quality preschool programs, opportunities exist to address issues related to early childhood workforce development, including teacher qualifications, certification requirements, and compensation.

This webinar will introduce participants to The Early Childhood Workforce Index, which provides the first comprehensive look at early childhood workforce issues and policies in each state. Co-author Dr. Caitlin McLean will present specific findings and implications raised by the Index. Following this presentation, Vermont early childhood leaders will discuss their state’s universal prekindergarten initiative and its implications for the state’s early childhood workforce.

If you cannot attend the live event, register at the link below to be notified when a recording of the webinar is available online.

Partnership or Research Alliance: Partnership #1: Vermont Universal PreK Research Partnership
Partnership #2: Early Childhood Workforce Development Research Alliance

Audience: State-level policymakers engaged in early childhood education policy, child-care center leaders, and district leaders overseeing early childhood programs may be particularly interested in this event.

Speakers: Dr. Caitlin McLean, Workforce Research Specialist, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, University of California, Berkeley
Melissa Riegel-Garrett, Director of Statewide Systems and Community Collaborations, Vermont Department for Children and Families
Kate Rogers, Early Childhood Special Education Director, Vermont Agency of Education
Dr. Brandon Foster, Early Childhood Alliance Co-Lead, REL Northeast & Islands
Dr. Clare Irwin, Vermont Partnership Lead, REL Northeast & Islands
Dr. Jacqueline Bourassa, Early Childhood Alliance Co-Lead, REL Northeast & Islands

Report Citation: Whitebook, M., McLean, C., and Austin L. J. E. (2016). Early Childhood Workforce Index – 2016. Berkeley, CA: Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, University of California, Berkeley.

Shanna Russ
(617) 618-2736
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