Early Education Expert Tapped for Federal Panel on the National Survey of Early Care and Education

Office of Communications | December 12, 2017
Anne Douglass will serve on the Technical Expert Panel through 2022.

Anne Douglass will serve on the Technical Expert Panel through 2022.
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NSECE 2019 will provide important data to help us understand the early care and education workforce and how to strengthen it.

The executive director of UMass Boston’s Institute for Early Education Leadership and Innovation has been named to the Technical Expert Panel of the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) 2019: The Provider and Workforce Study, the only nationally representative survey of early care and education.

As a member of the panel, Anne Douglass will provide insight and guidance on various aspects of NSECE 2019, including informing decisions about the content areas for early care and education (ECE) research, technical elements of survey design, and administration and analysis. She will also examine and reflect with the survey sponsor and the project team on research-related issues from the ECE field.

“I’m honored to serve on this panel and share my insight on leadership and the workforce in the field of early care and education,” Douglass said. “Quality ECE is fundamental to child development and lifelong educational success and the survey will provide important data to help us understand the ECE workforce and how to strengthen it. I look forward to working with my fellow panelists toward this goal.”

NSECE 2019 is made up of three coordinated nationally representative surveys of home-based providers of early care and education (ECE), center-based ECE providers, and classroom staff in center-based programs. The goals of the surveys are to support analyses of the supply of ECE and to capture updated profiles of programs and individuals providing ECE. The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), an office of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families, is the survey's sponsor.

Douglass, an associate professor and program director for the bachelor’s degree and post masters certificate programs in early care and education in UMass Boston's College of Education and Human Development, is the author of the recently published Leading for Change in Early Care and Education: Cultivating Leadership From Within. Her teaching and research focus on child care quality improvement, policy, professional development, and leadership. She will serve on the Technical Expert Panel through 2022.

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