The EarlyEdU Alliance® is committed to fostering credits that count and degrees that matter to the early childhood workforce.

Early childhood education has an enormous impact on children’s ability to achieve their full potential, especially for children from high-risk backgrounds or with developmental disabilities. While the need for high-quality early childhood educators is greater than ever, too few prospective teachers and experienced early childhood caregivers can afford and complete relevant college degrees. The EarlyEdU Alliance® transforms early childhood teacher preparation by closing the opportunity gap through a collaboration of early childhood experts and stakeholders working to provide high-quality college degree programs that are accessible, affordable, relevant, and effective for current and prospective early learning professionals.

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EarlyEdU Alliance®

We all know that public education in this country has plenty of room for improvement. We also know that early childhood education has an enormous impact on children’s ability to achieve their full potential, especially for children from high-risk backgrounds or with developmental disabilities.

Teacher preparedness is key to improving early childhood education, so access to affordable teacher preparation is essential.

The EarlyEdU Alliance, a higher education collaboration, partners with state and federal agencies and philanthropic organizations to increase accessible and affordable degrees. To help teachers get the skills they need to succeed, we have developed a complete suite of competency-based higher education courses built with an intentional teaching framework, which is being taught in classrooms and online in colleges and universities across the country. Our partner institutions of higher education also use the Coaching Companion, our video sharing and coaching feedback platform that provides students individualized support for improving their teaching practices.

Since 2015, 110 institutions of higher education have implemented EarlyEdU Alliance courses and technology. We invite you to join us to improve access to affordable, relevant college degrees for the early childhood workforce.