Do Early Childhood Educators Need a Bachelor’s Degree? | | Preschool |

A new paper by Sara Mead and Kevin Carey, “Beyond Bachelor’s: The Case for Charter Colleges of Early Childhood Education,” has ignited a lively debate. Mead and Carey propose that states should create new organizations to meet the unique educational needs of professionals working with children from birth through pre-k: charter colleges of early childhood education, which would award teaching credentials based on demonstrated skills instead of on coursework leading to a bachelor’s degree.