Create Collaborative Birth-through-Third Grade Professional Development
Create professional development opportunities for birth-through-third grade teachers, and for child care center directors and principals, to learn together.
Why This Matters
Investing in collaborative professional development across K-3 teachers and principals, childcare and preschool directors, and early learning educators encourages improved transitions for children and families, and shared learning across the birth-through-eight system. For child care center directors and elementary school principals, research demonstrates that level of formal education and knowledge of child development impact their students’ early literacy.1 A recent survey of elementary school principals found that, even though half of respondents had Pre-K classrooms in their schools, only one in five felt they were well-trained in child development and instructional methods relevant for early education.
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