Dr. Theresa Lock, of the UH Mānoa College of Education (COE), has been awarded a $1.3 million grant by the Early Education Investment Collaborative (EEIC). Under the direction of Lock, the two-year grant program, titled Hawai‘i Early Childhood Educator Excellence and Equity (Hawai‘i ECE3) Project, will develop, expand, and implement innovative approaches and dismantle structural barriers to early childhood education workforce preparation and compensation.
A COE Institute for Teacher Education (ITE) Early Childhood Instructor, Lock will work in close coordination with over 20 partner agencies to ensure the success of the project. Core partners include the Hawai‘i Teacher Standards Board, Executive Office on Early Learning, Early Learning Board, Honolulu Community College, Chaminade University, INPEACE, and Kamehameha Schools. Read more.