CSCCE conducts research on the components of a supportive and rewarding work environment that are critical to attracting and retaining skilled, educated teachers and essential for high-quality services for young children. This work includes developing strategies to increase the compensation of ECE professionals and identifying policies and practices that promote: ongoing professional development and learning; teamwork and staff initiative; staff economic and physical well-being; and knowledgeable, supportive staff leadership. For project related to Teacher Work Environments, see Supportive Environmental Quality Underlying Adult Learning (SEQUAL).

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