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“Bachelor’s Degrees Are The Best” for Raising Pre-Kindergarten Quality

September 23, 2003
OutcomesQuality and CurriculumWorkforce
U.S. Newswire

According to New Trust for Early Education Report

The Trust for Early Education (TEE) released a new study by Marcy Whitebook, Ph.D., Director, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, University of California, Berkeley, showing that pre-kindergarten teachers with bachelor’s degrees and specialized training in child development raise pre-kindergarten program quality and result in better outcomes for children. The paper, which reviews eight major research studies on pre-kindergarten quality, includes several critical findings on the importance of having bachelor-qualified teachers in pre-kindergarten classrooms.