Institute Policy Brief

In our periodic Policy Briefs we present thoroughly researched arguments for policy changes in the field of early childhood care and education. The Policy Brief is just one of many Institute publications

Our Latest Policy Briefs

A New Policy Agenda
Improving Early Childhood Teacher Preparation
Spring 2017

The latest policy brief from the New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute introduces a new approach to early childhood teacher preparation and shares recommendations for providing early childhood educators with the coursework, field experiences, and institutional supports to thrive when they enter the classroom.

Raising the Bar of Quality in the Preparation of Early Childhood Educators:
Bridging the Gap Between What We Know and What We Do
Amy Dombro and Sherry Cleary

In the latest policy brief from the New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute, Amy Dombro and Sherry Cleary identify the need for a coordinated approach to the development of early childhood professionals, and outline strategies for accomplishing this critical work.

Series: Building the Pipeline for a Successful Early Childhood Workforce in New York

A New Policy Agenda
An Overview of Our Workforce Building Policy Recommendations
Fall 2013

We must reinvigorate New York's early childhood workforce by starting right: with highly motivated, qualified, diverse, and prepared early childhood teachers. Institute is launching a three point policy agenda:

  1. activate recruitment efforts
  2. improve teacher preparation
  3. establish teacher induction programs

This issue gives an overview of these agenda items. Future issues of the policy brief will adress each in detail.

Previous Volumes

Policy Brief Vol.II, No. 1
Improving the Quality of Early Childhood Education through System-Building
Vol. II, No. 1, Summer 2009

Policy Brief Vol.I, No. 4
An Early Childhood Workforce for the 21st Century: Professional Development is Key
Vol. I, No. 4, Winter 2008

Policy Brief Vol.I, No. 3
Are They Prepared? Raising the Bar for New York City’s Early Childhood Workforce
Vol. I, No. 3, Spring 2008

Second Policy Brief
Compensation and Retention: Challenges for New York City´s Early Childhood Workforce
Vol. I, No. 2, Winter 2007

First Policy Brief
NYC´s Early Childhood Workforce: The Foundation for Quality
Vol. I, No. I, Fall 2007