“In elementary schools, principals must be able to foster a school culture that values early education, to understand what high-quality teaching looks like in the early grades, and to provide useful feedback and support to early grade teachers and increasingly pre-K teachers as more elementary schools offer pre-K for three-and four-year-olds.”

“Today, we are releasing a series of six briefs titled, ‘Principal’s Corner: Perspectives on Teaching and Learning in PreK-3rd Grade,’ that explore the findings of our focus groups. Our big take away is principals recognize that pre-K and the early grades are important, but feel they lack what they need to promote high-quality teaching during these years. ”

From the article “Out Today: Principals’ Perspectives on Teaching and Learning in PreK-3rd,” New America’s EdCentral Blog, May 5, 2016