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.
The State of Early Childhood Higher Education – Reports
Launched in 2012, to date, CSCCE has contracted with three states to conduct the Inventory: New Hampshire, New Jersey and Rhode Island.
New Hampshire (pdf)
New Jersey (pdf) (New Jersey weblink)
Rhode Island (pdf) (Rhode Island weblink)
With funding from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the Heising-Simons Foundation, CSCCE is conducting the Inventory for California in the 2013-2014 academic year. Check back for the California report in 2014.
For information about the Inventory, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Early Childhood Higher Education Inventory”.