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And so we plough along: The nature and nurture of partnerships for inquiry.


December 19, 2017 Workforce

By Barnett, W. S., & Frede, E. C. (2001). New approaches to inquiry that partner researchers with practitioners and policy makers have become more common in the early childhood field as it has embraced a wider variety of research traditions. In this introductory article for the special issue on partnerships for inquiry, we explore the…

Child behavior problems, teacher executive functions, and teacher stress in Head Start classrooms.


December 11, 2017 Quality and CurriculumWorkforce

By Friedman-Krauss, A. H., Raver, C. C., Neuspiel, J. M., & Kinsel, J. (2014). The current article explores the relationship between teachers’ perceptions of child behavior problems and preschool teacher job stress, as well as the possibility that teachers’ executive functions moderate this relationship. Data came from 69 preschool teachers in 31 early childhood classrooms in…

The Source of Child Care Center Preschool Learning and Program Standards: Implications for Potential Early Learning Challenge Fund Grantees


May 1, 2010 AssessmentWorkforce

This article shares the results of a statewide survey of 391 child care center directors focusing on their preschool program standards.

Continuity of Care, Professional Community, and the Policy Context: Potential Benefits for Infant and Toddler Teachers’ Professional Development


September 1, 2008 Workforce
Debra J. Ackerman

This paper shares the results of a study on the benefits of continuity of care for infants and toddlers.

The Costs of Being a Child Care Teacher: Revisiting the Problem of Low Wages


January 1, 2006 Governance and AccountabilityQuality and CurriculumWorkforce
Debra J. Ackerman

This report demonstrates how low wages for preschool teachers impact the overall quality of child care.

Getting Teachers from Here to There: Examining Issues Related to an Early Care and Education Teacher Policy


December 1, 2005 Governance and AccountabilityWorkforce
Debra J. Ackerman

This article explores two issues facing the move to increase the credentials of the current early care and education workforce.

Using Pressure and Support to Create a Qualified Workforce


March 1, 2005 FederalOutcomesWorkforce
Sharon Ryan and Debra J. Ackerman

This article reports on a study examining the impact of a system of pressure and support to motivate preschool teachers toward obtaining a teaching credential by a set deadline.

States’ Efforts in Improving the Qualifications of Early Care and Education Teachers


May 1, 2004 Workforce
Debra J. Ackerman

This paper describes efforts by individual states to improve preschool education teachers' qualifications and training.

What do teachers need? Practitioners’ perspectives on early childhood professional development


January 1, 2004 Workforce
Debra J. Ackerman

This article discusses teacher professional development from the point of view of the early childhood practitioner.