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Title Early childhood systems : transforming early learning / Sharon Lynn Kagan, Kristie Kauerz, editors.
Published New York : Teachers College, c2012.
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 Floor3  LB1139.25 .E28 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xi, 324 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Early childhood systems : looking deep, wide, and far / Sharon Lynn Kagan and Kristie Kauerz -- Perspectives on and visions of early childhood systems. Vision vs. reality : the real challenge of large systems development / Karen Hill Scott -- Early childhood systems : an important means to an essential end / Lisa G. Klein -- When English is not spoken here : creating a system that supports linguistic and cultural diversity for young children / Eugene Garcia -- A systems approach to young children's healthy development and readiness for school / Charles Bruner -- A state vision for an early childhood system : meaningful governance / Karen Ponder -- Bringing early childhood into the education system : pre-K - 3rd / Fasaha Traylor -- Early learning and development standards : an elixir for early childhood systems / Sharon Lynn Kagan -- Quality rating and improvement systems : frameworks for early care and education systems change / Diana Schaack ... [et al.] -- Governance and early childhood systems : different forms, similar goals / Kristie Kauerz and Sharon Lynn Kagan -- Professional development in early childhood systems / Marilou Hyson and Jessica Vick Whittaker -- Early childhood data systems : a platform for better outcomes for children and programs / Janice Gruendel and Jennifer M. Stedron -- Planning an early childhood system : policies and principle matter / Sharon Lynn Kagan, Kate Tarrant, and Kristie Kauerz -- Local-level system building / Dean Clifford -- How do we get there from here? : Financing the transformation from a collection of programs to an early childhood system / Helene M. Stebbins -- Estimating the costs of early childhood systems / Andrew Brodsky -- Evaluating system-building efforts / Julia Coffman -- Establishing a common vision for Colorado's early childhood system / Jeanine Coleman and Jodi Hardin -- Washington State's early learning and development benchmarks : a foundation for an aligned system / Sangree Froelicher -- The Missouri quality rating system / Kathy R. Thronburg and Denise Mauzy -- Changing governance and governing change : the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care / Amy Kershaw and Ann Reale -- Governance in early childhood systems : the view from Pennsylvania / Harriet Dichter -- Building a high-performing early childhood professional development system : North Carolina / Sue Russell -- Building an early childhood budget to support a comprehensive early childhood system in Louisiana / Geoffrey Nagle -- Beyond systemic structures : penetrating to the core of an early care and education system / Stacie G. Goffin -- Looking forward : four steps for early childhood system building / Sharon Lynn Kagan and Kristie Kauerz.
Summary The authors offer different interpretations of the nature of early childhood systems, discuss the elements necessary to support their development, and examine how effectiveness can be assessed. With a combination of cutting-edge scholarship and practical examples of systems-building efforts taking place in the field, this book provides the foundation educators and policymakers need to take important steps toward developing more conceptually integrated approaches to early childhood care, education, and comprehensive services. --from publisher description
Subject Early childhood education -- United States -- States.
Child care services -- United States -- States.
Related Names Kagan, Sharon Lynn.
Kauerz, Kristie.
ISBN 9780807752968 (pbk.)
0807752967 (pbk.)
9780807752975 (hardcover)
0807752975 (hardcover)
OCLC number 767824956