Washington, DC— Effective early care and education contributes to positive outcomes for children, and professional development for the early childhood workforce helps improve both the quality of care and children’s development. But what exactly do we mean by “professional development”? How is it related to school readiness? Which models and approaches really work?
Critical Issues in Early Childhood Professional Development, edited by Martha Zaslow, Ph.D., and Ivelisse Martinez-Beck, Ph.D., will help the early childhood field take crucial steps toward answers. Top experts in early childhood education help readers:
Co-editor Martha Zaslow, Vice President for Research at Child Trends, says she “hopes this volume helps to build a foundation of knowledge that the field needs to focus future research studies and make informed decisions about preparation of the early childhood workforce.”
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