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QPR A4.2.1 How many teachers/caregivers had the following qualifications as of the end of the last fiscal year? (CDA, State/Territory Credential, Associate’s degree, Bachelor’s degree, Graduate/Advanced degree)

Data Elements

Practitioner

Credentialing/Licensure
Employment
Identification

QPR-Specific Analysis Recommendations

First, split practitioners into two groups based on the setting in which they work, family child care or center-based. Use the data element, Type of Setting, and assign a code (“1”) for practitioners working in settings that are indicated with a “Yes” for the category “Family Child Care” and another code (“2”) to practitioners at settings that are “Center-based (including a school setting).” For each of these groups, complete the calculations described below.

To ascertain the number of practitioners that have a CDA or State/Territory Credential, total the number of practitioners (Practitioner ID) with a “Yes” for the data element Early Childhood Credential for each of the categories (Child Development Associate, State-Administration/Director Credential, State-Infant/toddler Credential, State-Preschool Credential, State-School-age Credential, State-Teacher Certification/Licensure, State-Special Education Credential). Add all State credentials for the total number of State/Territory credentials. Next, use the data element Degree or Certificate Type and sum the number of practitioners with a “Yes” response for the categories Associate’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, and Graduate/Advanced Degree. Perform this calculation for each of the setting types.