Our research ranges from teacher development and work environments to compensation and equity.
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The latest data on educator wages and benefits and how they influence shortages, program quality, and teacher well-being. Policy recommendations on how to achieve equitable, dependable wages.
Research and policy analysis about early childhood leadership and strategies to prepare and advance diverse leaders to be effective agents of change.
Stratification & Equity
How race, ethnicity, and language affect roles and earnings, and how this stratification affects early educators and the children they serve.
Teacher Development & Preparation
Research and analyses on higher education systems, faculty characteristics, and professional development needs, with policy recommendations to enable underrepresented students to succeed.
Teacher Work Environments
The elements of a supportive, rewarding work environment that are critical to attracting and retaining skilled, educated teachers and supporting high-quality services for children.
Original research on the ECE workforce that fills the ongoing gap in state and national data. With a special focus on California.