The following research reports and policy briefs support our efforts to identify policy solutions that can promote the development of culturally and linguistically diverse early childhood leaders.

Clearing a Career Path: Lessons From Two Communities in Promoting Higher Education Access for the Early Care and Education Workforce

By Kara Dukakis and Dan Bellm

This report documents recent groundbreaking efforts in Alameda and Santa Clara Counties, CA, including challenges faced and lessons learned, as a guide for other counties and institutions seeking to improve professional development in the early care and education field.

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Posted 2006.


Time to Revamp and Expand: Early Childhood Teacher Preparation Programs in California’s Institutions of Higher Education

By Marcy Whitebook, Dan Bellm, Yuna Lee and Laura Sakai

This report presents the results of an inventory of nearly all (98.5%) of California institutions of higher education that train adults to teach children under the age of five, including certificate, associate, bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. programs.

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Executive Summary (pdf)

This study is linked to a national study of Early Childhood Teacher Preparation Programs in the US, led by researchers at the FPG Child Development Institute. Read their national report and state reports.

Posted 2005.