The Early Education Leader’s Guide

Highlights from some of our work organized into a practical resource

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Grounded in current research and theory, this practical guide gives program leaders and staff developers a roadmap for designing and implementing engaging professional development and coaching approaches. It focuses on early educator competencies essential for high-quality learning and teaching—executive functions, emotion regulation, relationship skills, and talk for learning. Illustrated with an extended vignette of an early learning center, the book highlights how addressing educators’ professional needs is a pathway to children’s cognitive, social–emotional, and academic growth.

Supplemental Resources for The Early Education Leader’s Guide

As a complement to the Leader’s Guide, readers have access to this set of supplemental resources. Organized by chapter, the supplemental resources support leaders to reflect on content from the book and translate ideas into action. These downloadable documents include discussion questions for each chapter, self-study materials, protocols and more.

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The Early Education Leader’s Guide