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Pacchiano, Debra; Klein, Rebecca; Hawley, Marsha Shigeyo – Ounce of Prevention Fund, 2016
Despite concerted efforts to improve children's learning by improving classrooms, results have been lackluster. There is a growing understanding that a sole focus on teachers and classrooms is insufficient. Yet, the field has not systematically explored how to help early childhood education settings become organizations designed for powerful…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Instructional Leadership, Professional Development, Organizational Culture
Pacchiano, Debra; Klein, Rebecca; Hawley, Marsha Shigeyo – Ounce of Prevention Fund, 2016
Improving classroom teaching improves children's learning outcomes. In pursuit of those goals, the early education field has made substantial investments aimed at increasing the quality of classroom environments and teacher-child interactions. Yet, in publicly funded programs across the country, the quality of instruction remains low and…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Faculty Development, Instructional Improvement, Workplace Learning
Bires, Carie; Garcia, Carmen; Zhu, Julia – Ounce of Prevention Fund, 2015
Homelessness has a devastating impact on children. Research has shown that homelessness puts children at increased risk of health problems, developmental delays, academic underachievement and mental health problems. Homelessness also has a disproportionate impact on the youngest children, who account for more than half of all children in…
Descriptors: Homeless People, At Risk Persons, Child Development, Young Children
Fisher, Brooke; Hanson, Ann; Raden, Tony – Ounce of Prevention Fund, 2014
Every child deserves a fair chance. A chance to learn, grow, explore possibilities, persevere and achieve his or her potential. The Ounce of Prevention Fund believes that no child's potential should be limited by poor health. Good health in early childhood is an essential component of school readiness. The benefits of health and learning are…
Descriptors: Child Development, Poverty, Minority Groups, Social Justice
Fisher, Brooke; Hanson, Ann; Raden, Tony – Ounce of Prevention Fund, 2014
Every child deserves a fair chance. A chance to learn, grow, explore possibilities, persevere and achieve his or her potential. Yet many children in America, particularly children who live in poverty or are racial or ethnic minorities, face inequitable conditions that reduce their chances of leading healthy lives. These conditions lead to…
Descriptors: Child Development, Poverty, Minority Groups, Social Justice