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Our ECA blog has been written for you – program leaders, administrators, policy councils, and teachers. You will find ways to build effective professional development systems to provide staff with the resources and experiences they need to succeed in their work. You’ll find practical classroom strategies and tips as well as lesson ideas, personal stories, and innovative approaches to improving your teaching practice. You will find frameworks for documenting and analyzing the success of your efforts. If you have any thoughts or comments about these blogs, please post them below.

Early Childhood Special Education Evaluations

 Many children enter the special education system as preschoolers, making it an ideal time to analyze and strengthen early childhood program and services. ECA uses a mixed method data collection process to evaluate current early childhood special education systems and...

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Preschool Development Birth-5 Grantees Announced

Congratulations Preschool Development Grant (PDG) Birth-5 grantees! The work you are embarking on is important—far too many young children do not have access to high quality, affordable early education. Your strategic plan along with strong partnerships will impact...

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Leadership Matters

What are the characteristics of great leadership in early education and care? At the Early Childhood Strategic Leadership Institute on June 14th sponsored by ECA and Wellesley College, we explored that question. Amy O’Leary, NAEYC President led the closing panel where...

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