Key Trends

April 2018
Over the past decade, educators and policymakers have sought to increase the number of students pursuing and completing postsecondary credentials. There’s a good reason for this: In today’s economy, most jobs that pay enough to support a family will require some kind of postsecondary education or training. At the same time, policymakers and early childhood advocates have sought to increase the number of early childhood workers with postsecondary training in early childhood, as a way both to improve quality of teaching in early childhood settings and to elevate the status of the early...