The Early Childhood Higher Education Inventory, administered by the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment at the University of California at Berkeley, assists policymakers and other stakeholders to develop a more coordinated and comprehensive professional preparation and development system for the early care and education workforce. The Inventory is a mechanism to describe the landscape of a state’s early childhood degree program offerings, at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. The Inventory captures variations in program goals, content, child age-group focus, student field-based learning, and faculty characteristics and professional development needs. This information allows policy makers, institutions of higher education and other stakeholders to identify the gaps and opportunities in the available offerings, make informed policy decisions, and assess the capacity of the higher education system over time.

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Higher Education Inventory Publications

Understanding Many Languages: Preparing Early Educators to Teach Dual Language Learners

Understanding Many Languages: Preparing Early Educators to Teach Dual Language Learners

Cross-State Reports Higher Education Inventory Teacher Preparation & Development
Understanding Many Languages: Preparing Early Educators to Teach Dual Language Learners calls attention to key findings related to preparing early...
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Tennessee Early Childhood Higher Education Inventory

Higher Education Inventory State Reports Teacher Preparation & Development
This report describes the early childhood degree programs offered in Tennessee, focusing on variations in program content, age-group focus, student...
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Washington Early Childhood Higher Education Inventory

Higher Education Inventory State Reports Teacher Preparation & Development
This report describes the early childhood degree programs offered in Washington, focusing on variations in program content, age-group focus, student...
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Mississippi Early Childhood Higher Education Inventory

Higher Education Inventory State Reports Teacher Preparation & Development
This report describes the early childhood degree programs offered in Mississippi, focusing on variations in program content, age-group focus, student...
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A Critical Calculation

A Critical Calculation

Cross-State Reports Higher Education Inventory Teacher Preparation & Development
A Critical Calculation: Supporting the Inclusion of Math in Early Childhood Degree Programs calls attention to key findings related to...
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Oregon Early Childhood Higher Education Inventory

Higher Education Inventory State Reports Teacher Preparation & Development
This report describes the early childhood degree programs offered in Oregon, focusing on variations in program content, age-group focus, student...
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Arkansas Early Childhood Higher Education Inventory

Higher Education Inventory State Reports Teacher Preparation & Development
This report describes the early childhood degree programs offered in Arkansas, focusing on variations in program content, age-group focus, student...
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Florida Early Childhood Higher Education Inventory

Higher Education Inventory State Reports Teacher Preparation & Development
This report describes the early childhood degree programs offered in Florida, focusing on variations in program content, age-group focus, student...
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Early Childhood Preparation for School Leaders: Lessons from New Jersey Principal Certification Programs

Early Childhood Preparation for School Leaders: Lessons from New Jersey Principal Certification Programs

Higher Education Inventory Leadership State Reports Teacher Preparation & Development
This report details the findings of the Early Childhood Higher Education Inventory: Principal Certification Programs [Principal Inventory] (CSCCE, 2016) conducted...
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New York Early Childhood Higher Education Inventory

Higher Education Inventory State Reports Teacher Preparation & Development
This report describes the early childhood degree programs offered in New York, focusing on variations in program content, age group...
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Early Childhood Higher Education: Taking Stock Across the States

Cross-State Reports Higher Education Inventory Teacher Preparation & Development
This brief is based on findings from the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Higher Education Inventory conducted in several states: California,...
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California Early Childhood Higher Education Inventory

Higher Education Inventory State Reports Teacher Preparation & Development
This report, released in 2015, looks at how higher education programs have evolved over the last decade, examines how institutions...
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Nebraska Early Childhood Higher Education Inventory

Higher Education Inventory State Reports Teacher Preparation & Development
This report describes the early childhood degree programs offered in Nebraska, focusing on variations in program content, age group focus,...
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Indiana Early Childhood Higher Education Inventory

Higher Education Inventory State Reports Teacher Preparation & Development
This report describes the early childhood degree programs offered in Nebraska, focusing on variations in program content, age group focus,...
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Challenges and Opportunities for Including Coursework on Infants and Toddlers in Higher Education Degree Programs

Cross-State Reports Higher Education Inventory Teacher Preparation & Development
This brief is published in Early Educator Central, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This paper explores the inclusion...
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New Hampshire Early Childhood Higher Education Inventory

Higher Education Inventory State Reports Teacher Preparation & Development
This report describes the early childhood degree programs offered in New Hampshire, focusing on variations in program content, age group...
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New Jersey Early Childhood Higher Education Inventory

Higher Education Inventory State Reports Teacher Preparation & Development
This report describes describes the landscape of New Jersey’s early childhood degree programs, focusing on variations in program content, child...
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Rhode Island Early Childhood Higher Education Inventory

Higher Education Inventory State Reports Teacher Preparation & Development
This report describes the early childhood degree programs offered in Rhode Island, focusing on variations in program content, age group...
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