Professionalizing the Child Care Workforce through Credentialing: Lessons from Louisiana's Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate

Louisiana requires all lead teachers in publicly funded child care centers to earn a new credential called the Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate (ECAC). We administered a survey to leaders of programs that offer ECAC coursework to better understand the barriers that teachers face en route to earning the credential.

Walter Herring
Walter Herring
PhD student in Education Policy Studies

Walter Herring is a doctoral student in Education Policy Studies at the University of Virginia. His research primarily explores how stakeholders can leverage emerging data from the early elementary to inform decision making. He is currently on the job market.