Commitment to Action

Assessing What Teachers Need to Help Children Succeed

Commitment by

University of California, Berkeley

In 2014, the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE) at the University of California, Berkeley committed to expand the use of their online tool, Supportive Environmental Quality Underlying Adult Learning (SEQUAL), in three new geographic regions. SEQUAL is currently used to gather teaching staff perspectives about quality improvement by addressing five critical areas of teachers' learning environments: teaching supports, learning opportunities, policies and practices that support teaching staff initiative and teamwork, adult well-being, and how supervisors interact with staff to support their teaching practice. Just as children's environments can support or impede their learning, work environments promote or hinder teachers' practice and ongoing skill development. CSCCE will administer SEQUAL with 1,590 teaching staff, coaches and mentors, and center administrators, analyze responses, and provide recommendations for improvement and training. CSCCE also commits to building a web-based platform that will allow communities across the country access to the full complement of SEQUAL services and training resources.





Assessing What Teachers Need to Help Children Succeed



Est. Duration

3 years

Estimated Total Value



Northern America


United States

Commitment by

University of California, Berkeley