Early Childhood Higher Education Inventory

The Early Childhood Higher Education Inventory, administered by the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment at the University of California at Berkeley, assists policymakers and other stakeholders to develop a more coordinated and comprehensive professional preparation and development system for the early care and education workforce.  The Inventory is a mechanism to describe the landscape of a state’s early childhood degree program offerings, at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. The Inventory captures variations in program goals, content, child age-group focus, student field-based learning, and faculty characteristics and professional development needs. This information allows policy makers, institutions of higher education and other stakeholders to identify the gaps and opportunities in the available offerings, make informed policy decisions, and assess the capacity of the higher education system over time.

Reports: The State of Early Childhood Higher Education



Nebraska (Nebraska weblink)
Report | Highlights | Technical Report

Report | Highlights | Technical Report

New York
Report | Highlights | Technical Report


New Hampshire (pdf)

New Jersey (pdf)

Rhode Island (pdf) (Rhode Island weblink)

Briefs: Early Childhood Higher Education


Early Childhood Higher Education: Taking Stock Across the States

Challenges and Opportunities for Including Coursework on Infants and Toddlers in Higher Education Degree Programs (published on Early Educator Central)


CSCCE, in a webinar hosted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, on 3/4/14 presented, Early Childhood Higher Education Inventory: Taking Stock of the States. This presentation provides an overview of the Inventory and describes how two states are using the data to inform policy and practice.

Click here to access the presentation slides.

For information about the Inventory, email us at cscceinfo@berkeley.edu with the subject “Early Childhood Higher Education Inventory”.