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The purpose of this survey is to gather opinions about an idea for a certification. The certification would be for individuals to demonstrate competencies (knowledge, skills, and abilities) needed to effectively teach and care for young children and serve as a lead teacher.

We want to hear from you if you are a:

  • Parent/Guardian of a child 8 years old or younger
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Early Childhood Program Leadership
  • Federal/State/Local Early Childhood Policymaker
  • Dean, Program Administrator, or Faculty Member at an institution of higher education

The survey should take ~20 minutes to complete. We will randomly award a $25 gift card to 60 people who take the survey. People who are chosen can choose a gift card from Barnes & Noble, CVS, or Target. The card will be sent online.

You can read more about this study and its risks and benefits on the first pages of the survey. You can also read about how we keep data confidential. We do not share individual answers with the public.

Research for Action is an independent research organization. We are conducting this research for The Council for Professional Recognition.

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Interested in sharing your thoughts on whether a national lead teacher certification system for early childhood educators would be possible? Click the link below to find out if you’re eligible to take RFA’s survey. 60 participants will be awarded a $25 gift card!