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Early childhood education training needs investment, higher ed leaders say

November 17, 2021

Via: K-12 Dive

The report emphasizes the importance of early childhood education, especially during the pandemic, when it says “child care was more readily acknowledged as essential to the economy.”

The pandemic heavily exacerbated teacher shortages. Education organizations wrote to Congressional leaders drawing attention that dearth this month, lobbying for investments that President Joe Biden’s sweeping Build Back Better spending plan would make in teacher preparation.

Turnover has been particularly high in early childhood ed, with an estimated 20% to 40% of the field leaving annually, according to the association’s report.

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