The EarlyEdU Alliance® is committed to making relevant, affordable bachelor’s degrees accessible 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. The need for high-quality early childhood teachers is greater than ever. But many prospective and experienced teachers face challenges in affording and completing bachelor’s degrees that provide them with the professional skills they need – degrees that matter. That’s why we launched the EarlyEdU Alliance® – to transform early childhood teacher preparation.

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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. But too few teachers and caregivers are able to afford and complete relevant bachelor’s degrees.

The EarlyEdU Alliance®, a higher education collaboration for Head Start and early childhood teaching, is working to change that. We are committed to making relevant, affordable bachelor’s degrees accessible to the early childhood workforce.

We are building collaborations with state and federal agencies and philanthropic organizations to increase access and affordability. To help teachers get the skills they need to succeed, we have developed a complete suite of competency-based higher ed courses built with an intentional teaching framework, which are being taught in classrooms and online in colleges and universities across the country. Our partner institutions of higher education are also using the Coaching Companion, our video sharing and coaching feedback app, to give students individualized support for improving their teaching practices.

Since 2015, 52 institutions of higher education have piloted EarlyEdU Alliance® courses and technology. We invite you to join us to improve access to affordable, relevant bachelor’s degrees to the early childhood workforce.