May 2016

Why Elementary School Principals Matter

In order for elementary school principals to be effective early education leaders, they must establish a PreK-3rd grade culture and continuum within their schools; build relationships with families and other community early education providers; and ensure effective, developmentally-appropriate teaching and assessment within their schools. Further, to ensure that principals are knowledgeable about the unique nature of early education, more states should make early childhood education part of the preparation for prospective principals.  
Author(s): Aaron Loewenber Organization: New America
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