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New Research on Covid-19 and the ECE Workforce

The Research Network is happy to announce that, with generous funding from the Heising Simons Foundation and the W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation, we will be supporting two new research-practitioner partnership projects:


1. Supporting New York City's Early Childhood Educators in a Global Pandemic: Challenges, Innovations, and Implications for Professional Learning

Dr. Rachel Abenavoli, Dr. Pamela Morris, and Dr. Elise Cappella from NYU Steinhardt's Institute of Human Development and Social Change are leading a study that is examining NYC early childhood educators’ experiences of supports and professional learning (PL) while navigating new challenges and modes of teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.


2. Listening to New York City’s ECE Workforce: Towards a More Equitable Post-Pandemic Early Care and Education System 

Dr. Mark Nagasawa and Dr. Alex Figueras Daniels from Bank Street’s Straus Center for Young Children and Families are launching a mixed methods study that seeks deeper understandings of what New York City’s ECE workforce has experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the aim of informing decision-making about the city’s future ECE system.

New Research on Covid-19 and the ECE Workforce