CEC launched The Teacher Pipeline Project in 2018 to address the severe shortage of early childhood educators across the Bay Area. Through our pilot program, we recruited and assisted community members to enroll in college and provided them with employer connections and wraparound support. This work inspired state legislation and informed local workforce development efforts. Partners included community colleges, local school districts, non-profits, libraries, boards of supervisors, state legislators, preschools, ECE advocates and more.
CEC is currently transitioning this program to Upward Scholars, a Bay Area Latinx-led organization with a track record of providing academic and career support to adult-immigrants. With Upward Scholars, the program will be called TeacherUp. To learn more about our collaboration with Upward Scholars and TeacherUp, click here.
To learn more about the Teacher Pipeline Project, its impact as well as lessons learned and recommendations for future workforce development efforts, click here.
Check out resources and opportunities for those looking to enter or grow in the field of early childhood education in the Bay Area.
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