Through this project, Research for Action will assess the early child education workforce in the Detroit area. The purpose of this report is to provide local Head Start programs with actionable research to demonstrate the unique needs of Detroit-area Head Start agencies for upcoming grant proposals. The report will draw on interview and survey data to address the following areas of investigation: Access to and quality of early care and education higher education programs in the Detroit area; 2) Access to and quality of professional development supports available to Detroit Head Start programs; 3) Recruitment and retention of current teaching staff in Detroit Head Start programs; and 4) The state and community contexts that affect the ECE workforce pipeline in Detroit.
Boosting Children’s Language and Literacy Skills Through Blueprint: An Evaluation of Children’s Literacy Initiative’s Blueprint for Early Literacy 2017 – 2019
RFA’s three-year mixed methods evaluation of Children’s Literacy Initiative’s language and literacy supports found positive impacts despite higher-than-typical teacher turnover. In pre-K centers receiving CLI supports, teachers were more able to implement effective instructional practices…
A bibliography and suggestions for further reading, as well as the technical appendix to accompany Making It Work: Examining the Status of Non-Traditional Child Care in Pennsylvania.
As the number of jobs that require non-traditional work schedules (evenings, weekends, and overnight) increases, families’ need for child care during non-traditional hours has also grown. An estimated more than 150,000 Pennsylvania families with young…