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The Culture of Family: How a Model Early Childhood Teacher Preparation Program Navigates a Limited Context
This paper examines an extraordinarily successful early childhood education teacher preparation program at an urban 2-year college struggling with retention. This Early Childhood Education Program is able to maintain a graduation rate that is over four times greater than that of the college average and has a reputation for producing high-quality early childhood educators. The faculty and students in the program explain that the key to the program's success is a “culture of family,” a strength-based approach that appreciates and builds upon the assets of the faculty and students. Furthermore, this approach fosters meaningful relationships by focusing on the whole student, and creates a strong commitment to the program.
Updated: Jun. 19, 2013