Promoting Effective Early Learning: What Every Policymaker and Educator Should Know

Klein, Lisa; Knitzer, Jane

This brief provides a blueprint for state and local policymakers, early learning administrators, teachers, families, community leaders, and researchers to use effective preschool curricula and teaching strategies to help low-income young children close the achievement gap in early literacy and math to be ready for kindergarten like their more affluent peers. It is part of a series of publications from the Pathways to Early School Success project of NCCP that addresses the question: "What will it take to ensure that young low-income children succeed in the early school years?" The brief and the more in-depth report—Effective Preschool Curricula and Teaching Strategies—are both based on a meeting that NCCP convened bringing together distinguished researchers, as well as a careful review of recently funded research. Other issue briefs in the Pathways project have focused on the importance of strategies to promote social and emotional competence in infants, toddlers and preschoolers: Helping the Most Vulnerable Infants, Toddlers, and Their Families, and Resources to Promote Social and Emotional Health and School Readiness in Young Children and Families—A Community Guide


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National Center for Children in Poverty
National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University
Pathways to Early School Success Publications
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June 14, 2010