This document summarizes what is known about principal licensing requirements and professional development in early childhood pedagogy and best practice, and provides selected state examples of professional development models for principals.
Comprehensive early childhood systems have the potential to integrate resources to promote the success of all young children. States vary in their ability to ensure all young children have access to high quality programs. Research indicates that good data, clear communication, and effective management systems are critical to the sustainability of effective early childhood systems. Technical expertise can build the capacity of SEA staff to work side-by-side with state partners to strengthen the early childhood system and achieve school readiness and school success goals for children.
This presentation describes a birth through third grade framework and its benefits and offers examples of what it looks like in practice. It also discusses what promotes and hinders a birth through third grade framework and highlights the roles state agencies, programs, administrators, policymakers, providers, and parents can play. Jim Squires gave this presentation at the Mississippi Early Childhood Conference.
This talk presents Yearbook information from the national level and then looks at Vermont specifically. guides on how to use the data. Jim Squires presented the slides to the Vermont Building Bright Futures State Advisory Council.
This roundtable offers helpful resources on improving instructional practices from the 2014 CEELO Roundtable (see “presentations” and “resources” tabs). Roundtable Reflections 2014 provides broad highlights from the sessions and lists resources identified by participants.
This presentation examines how states are approaching a comprehensive early learning system of standards and explores emerging tools to move state standards along a cohesive and high-quality continuum. CEELO’s Jana Martella and Tom Schultz, along with Albert Wat (National Governors Association) and Jim Lesko (ELC-TA) at the 2014 NAEYC Professional Development Institute.
Every Day, Every Year of a Hoosier Child’s Life is Important! provides evidence on why a birth through third grade approach is important and describes how all children in Indiana can succeed. Lori Connors-Tadros gave this presentation at the Indiana Early Learning Summit.
This webinar shares research findings on child care, Head Start & pre-K partnerships. The webinar shares highlights from research conducted over the past 10 years that examine the nature of partnerships, the types of partnerships that yield desired benefits, and the outcomes of partnerships. Diane Schilder presented the webinar, which was sponsored by Ounce of Prevention Fund.
This policy report describes readiness and opportunity gaps in access to high quality early education. The report is organized into four main sections. The first describes the “readiness gaps” at kindergarten entry as of 2010. The remaining sections examine the extent to which there are “opportunity gaps” in the early care and education services that may be associated with those readiness gaps.
This presentation demonstrates why a high quality preschool matters in an inclusive birth through third grade context. It explains what the 2013 NIEER State of Yearbook data tells readers and how the data can be used. It concludes with a list of additional resources. Jim Squires presented these slides at the National Inclusion Institute.
This policy brief addresses the questions: What child assessments are required of pre-K and Kindergarten providers? How are child assessment data used? The brief is based primarily on secondary analysis of data collected in the NIEER State of Preschool Yearbook and presents a snapshot of responses to questions about child assessment.
This report discusses why evaluation and monitoring systems are important for quality early education and the data states collect to monitor and evaluate pre-k programs.