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Supporting Bachelor Degree Attainment for Early Childhood Practitioners

This article, published in Early Childhood Research and Practice, examines the challenges experienced and supports received of early care and education practitioners who return to school to earn their bachelor’s degree.

Students assessed the cohort structure of their B.A. program, financial assistance, the schedule and location of classes, as well as academic and technological challenges and supports over time. The study concludes with suggestions for those who design and implement programs on how to best allocate resources to support degree attainment for early care and education practitioners.