Strengthening the Early Childhood Profession: A New Report by NAEYC
The growing interest by policymakers to provide early childhood education to learners across the country has been met with celebration by parents and families, and support from education organizations, including AACTE. The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) recently released a groundbreaking report addressing the future of the early childhood profession, Preparing a Profession: Perspectives of Higher Education Leaders on the Future of the Early Childhood Education Workforce. The report synthesizes interviews with key education stakeholders, including AACTE President and CEO Lynn M. Gangone, focused on two key areas: What is the status of the early childhood profession? and What can education institutions be doing to strengthen the preparation of early childhood educators?
Marquita Grenot-Scheyer, member of the AACTE Board of Directors, and I participated in the NAEYC webinar featuring the report and examples of higher education partnerships that produce high quality early childhood educators. Members interested in learning more about NAEYC can reach out to Mary Harrill at firstname.lastname@example.org.