January 2009

Issues in PreK-3rd: Using Developmental Science to Transform Children’s Early School Experiences

Four foundational elements of young children’s development underlie their competence and appear to predict their success in school from PreK through 3rd grade: self regulation, representation, memory, and attachment. Infusing knowledge about child development into the early education system would transform early schooling and help all children achieve and succeed. 

Author(s): Kelly Maxwell, Sharon Ritchie, Sue Bredekamp, Tracy Zimmerman Organization: FirstSchool
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