Quantifies early educators with a BA, a major in ECE/child development/similar, 6 years of experience in ECE, and a CA Child Development Permit at the level of Teacher or higher. Statewide, 2000 FCC providers at 14900 center teachers meet this standard. While a subset of these qualifications would be sufficient to thrive as a TK teacher, we estimate nearly 17,000 ECE teachers in California currently possess the entire set.