Supporting a diverse, qualified early educator workforce: Aligning policy with research and realities

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Minimum Qualification Expectations Are Out of Line With Child Development Research
Research is clear that early educators play a central role in facilitating learning and development among children birth to age five. Yet a gap exists between our understanding of the skills it takes to educate and care for children in their most critical stage of development and the codified expectations of early educators’ knowledge and abilities.