The Center will work with 4-year and 2-year faculty and administration from UH System, UH Mānoa, and UH Community Colleges to improve articulation agreements that will lessen barriers for prospective and current ECE students. The intention is to create smoother pathways that allow students to complete their Associates in Science in ECE (Birth through age five) at UHCCs in two years and transfer to the B.Ed. in ECE (Birth through age eight) at UH Mānoa College of Education in their last two years. Faculty from UHCCs, and UH Mānoa will work together to sequence classes in a way that progressively build on one another, enabling students to obtain ECE stackable certificates. Stackable certificates are established when required courses are built on one another and are sequenced to deepen the levels of applied knowledge students gain. This will be guided by the NAEYC recommendations on leveling of knowledge and skills between educator preparation programs as identified in Power to the Profession and Transforming the Workforce. Additionally, UH Mānoa will pursue automatic transfer admission for individuals who complete the first two years of the program at participating UHCCs.