Facing a shortage of early childhood educators, states look to competency-based education
From Workshift: “Even before the pandemic, schools and childcare centers were struggling to fill those roles due to strict training and licensing requirements, the demands of the job, and relatively low compensation. … The big idea: Now, a growing number of colleges, with the support of states and philanthropies, are rethinking pathways in the field. … And institutions from Hawaii to Georgia are redesigning the education and training programs they offer for early childhood educators, while places like Illinois are taking a state-led approach. A number have zeroed in on competency-based education as a way to more quickly and effectively prepare workers for the field.”
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