Closing the Leadership Gap

Degree to which a state met the policy levers. (Overall Score)
  • 8-10
  • 5-7
  • 3-4
  • 0-2

Policy lever scores were determined by examining statewide policies against a multiple indicator rubric. An average score for each lever was computed and averaged to yield the Overall Policy Levers Score.

Interesting Facts: National Profile

  • There are 27 times more degree programs to prepare principals than those to prepare center- or home-based administrators.

  • Only 9 out of 40 administrator credentials require a minimum of an associate degree.

  • There are 94 early childhood degree programs with a focus on management, administration, leadership, or advocacy.

  • California, Illinois, and Pennsylvania achieved the highest overall scores on the Policy Levers.

  • Only Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Washington DC require an associate degree of directors in child care licensing.