Investigating Structured Implementation Methods to Improve Early Childhood Education

$8.00 [2.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours]

Course Number: #02-833

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CE Course Description

Improving the quality of early care and education (ECE) is a central goal of state and national initiatives. This course was developed using information form Child Trends in order to investigate current areas of focus, growing interest in new strategies, and gaps in current approaches to quality improvement in early care and education settings. An overview of improvement science is presented along with a summary of the components of the Breakthrough Series Collaborative (BSC) process to initiate change and growth. 

CE Course Objectives

1. Summarize the need for new approaches to quality improvement in early care and education settings.

2. Discuss how improvement science examines theories and methods for developing, testing, and implementing organizational or systems-wide changes that result in improvement.

3. Describe how The Breakthrough Series Collaborative (BSC) is used to facilitate mutual learning, enhance skills for improvement, and lead change within individual organizations.

4. Explore research documenting the effects of implementing the BSC methodology.

5. Identify considerations and next steps necessary to implement quality and improvement practices in early care and education.

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