Leading Learning Communities: A Principal’s Guide to Early Learning and the Early Grades (Pre-K–3rd Grade)

The guide defines six competencies that guide elementary school principals to deepen their own knowledge related to Pre-K–3rd grade, and to reflect that knowledge through strong school leadership. This guide provides specific suggestions for principals to become more effective and visible leaders on behalf of young children. The National P-3 Center authored this guide, in collaboration with National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP).

Online Training for the 2019 NHES Early Childhood Program Participation Survey Data and Parent and Family Involvement in Education Survey Data

The NCES National Household Education Survey (NHES) program administered two national surveys in 2019—the Early Childhood Program Participation (ECPP) survey and the Parent and Family Involvement in Education (PFI) survey. The ECPP survey collects information on young children’s care and education, including the use of home-based care with both relatives and nonrelatives and center-based care and education. The survey examines how well these care arrangements cover work hours, costs of care, location of care, the process of selecting care, and factors making it difficult to find care. The PFI survey collects information on a range of issues related to how families connect to schools, including information on family involvement with schools, school choice, homeschooling, virtual education, and homework practices.

The Path to Quality Early Learning Services (On Demand)

NAEYC is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated to early childhood education. Hear from our professional development team about NAEYC’s history and the foundational role played by developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) and NAEYC’s program standards in guiding and furthering program quality improvement. This module includes a PDF of Teaching Young Children, “Defining and Recognizing High-Quality Early Learning Programs: NAEYC’s 10 Accreditation Standards.”