The Early Advantage 2-Building Systems That Work for Young Children: International Insights from Innovative Early Childhood Systems

The Early Advantage 2-Building Systems That Work for Young Children: International Insights from Innovative Early Childhood Systems

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Overview

Learn how exemplary countries are advancing the development of their youngest citizens. Drawing on a groundbreaking study, The Early Advantage 2 extracts the essential elements from six high-performing systems to determine what must be considered when creating and implementing programs and policies for young children and their families. Use this volume, along with The Early Advantage 1, for a complete insider’s guide to changing how we think and enact innovative services and policies for young children.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807761298
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Publication date: 04/12/2019
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 524,331
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Sharon Lynn Kagan is the Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Early Childhood and Family Policy and co-director of the National Center for Children and Families (MCCF) at Teachers College, Columbia University, and professor adjunct at the Child Study Center, Yale University.

Eva Landsberg is a research assistant at NCCF at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Table of Contents

Foreword Marc Tucker ix

Acknowledgments xi

Abbreviations xiii

About the Sponsoring Organizations xv

1 The Quest for Social Strategy Sharon Lynn Kagan 1

2 Strong Policy Foundations Jeanne L. Reid Sharon Lynn Kagan Nirmala Rao Eva Landsberg 20

3 Comprehensive Services, Funding, and Governance Sharon Lynn Kagan Eva Landsberg Rebecca Bull Jessie Roth 50

4 Knowledgeable and Supported Teachers and Families Sharon Lynn Kagan Samantha A. Melvin Eva Landsberg Kristiina Kumpulainen Jeanne L. Reid 94

5 Informed, Individualized, and Continuous Pedagogy Samantha A. Melvin Eva Landsberg Sharon Lynn Kagan 141

6 Data to Drive Improvement Sharon Lynn Kagan Kathy Sylva Jeanne L. Reid Eva Landsberg 174

7 Lessons and Speculations Sharon Lynn Kagan 215

About the Contributors 233

Index 237

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