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The Early Childhood Action Collective (ECAC) is an initiative of Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), with grant support from the William Penn Foundation. ECAC is committed to building the knowledge base around high quality early childhood learning and identifying promising policies and practices to support the well-being of young children in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania.  

The PA Director Credential

As part of its work, ECAC is conducting a survey around director credentialing in Pennsylvania. Our goal is to better understand how the credentialing process works from the perspective of early care and education staff, including challenges to obtaining a credential and how well coursework applies to directors' day-to-day work. We plan to use survey findings to inform recommended changes to the current credentialing process, and to identify areas where technical assistance and professional development may help directors to better serve their students and support their staff and programs. 

If you complete the survey and leave your email address, you will be entered to win one of 10 $25 Visa gift cards!

Please take a few moments to complete the survey--your feedback will be valuable to improving director credentialing and training in Philadelphia.

Early intervention in early childhood classrooms

ECAC is also conducting a survey to better understand how ECE providers in Philadelphia work with young children with special needs. Results will inform a white paper on early intervention and inclusion of children with special needs in ECE classrooms in Philadelphia.

Please take a few moments to complete this survey, and to pass the link on to your staff/colleagues so they can complete the survey as well. 

If you complete the survey and provide your email, you will be included in a lottery to receive one of 20 $25 Visa gift cards once it has ended!

We would love it if you could complete BOTH surveys—and you will be eligible in both drawings if you do!

Finally, if you just love answering questions, you live in Philadelphia, and you want a chance for one more gift card, the folks over at Read by 4th would like to hear what you think too.