Document Number: 9008Lifting Pre-K Quality: Caring and Effective Teachers - According to researchers, the initial boost felt by preschoolers in the Head Start program disappears by first grade. Concerned about the drop-off in preschool benefits, policy makers and early education advocates are shifting their attention to a general improvement of preschool quality, often tightening the already centralized regulation of neighborhood preschool programs. The researchers identified mentoring and training of preschool teachers as important tools to help them enrich their instructional activities in classrooms and boost the early language and preliteracy skills of 3- and 4-year olds. (UC Berkeley Institute of Human Development, October 2010)...
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