Early Education Leaders, an Institute at UMass Boston

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Media: Early investment in child care workforce may pay big dividends


In an oped for Commonwealth Magazine, Professor Anne Douglass writes about the impact of entrepreneurial leadership training on the childcare and early education workforce: Early educators with training in entrepreneurial leadership stay in the field. They mentor new educators. They pursue ventures that increase the supply of quality child care in their communities. They experiment with innovations that improve the quality of their programs. Alongside investments in pay and benefits, widespread education in entrepreneurial leadership is critical to solving the workforce cultivation and retention problem.

Read the full oped, “Early investment in child care workforce may pay big dividends,” online at Commonwealth Magazine.

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