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Changing Schools vol. 69, Summer 2013
Early childhood education: Quality counts
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Here’s a look at the articles in this issue:
- Kirsten Miller’s article, “Breaking Down the Benefits of Early Childhood Education,” reviews what the research says about the effects of high-quality ECE on academic achievement, behavior, school readiness, and socio-emotional development.
- In our Q&A, we talk to Jane Best, McREL’s chief strategy officer, about considerations for policymakers in ensuring high-quality pre-K programs, such as the stakeholders to involve in the process, the role of the Common Core, tools for assessing and using data effectively, and ensuring continuity between preschool and elementary.
- The importance of effective leadership at the preschool level is the subject of “Sharing leadership helps one Head Start program meet rising expectations. Heather Hein looks at what the city of Phoenix is doing to ensure high-quality leadership across its 10 Head Start centers.
- Carrie Germeroth’s article, “Using Developmentally Appropriate Practice with the Common Core for Young Children,” shows how preschools can prepare kids for the Common Core while staying true to what research says is most important for their development.
- In “Increasing the Odds of Student Success Through Self-Regulation,” Kirsten Miller focuses on the relationship between self-regulation and success in school and how teachers can foster self-regulation in early childhood and in later grades.
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