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Promising Practices in Partnering

School Readiness: Helping Communities Get Children Ready for School and Schools
Ready for Children, Child Trends Research Brief. (October 2001).

State initiatives to Promote Early Learning: Next Steps in Coordinating Subsidized Child
Care, Head Start, and State PreKindergarten. Greenberg, Mark, Lombardi, Joan, and
Schumacher, Rachel. Center for Law and Social Policy. (April 2001).

Early Care and Education Partnerships: State Actions and Local Lessons, a publication in
the Partnership Impact Study Series, Center for Children and Families, of the Education
Development Center (EDC).

Family, School, Community Partnerships: A Compilation of Professional Standards of
Practice, Margeret Caspe, Family Involvement Network of Educators (FINE), Harvard
Family Research Project, (August 2001).

Giving America’s Young Children a Better Start: A Change Brief. Kagan, Sharon Lynn.
A Series of Essays Supported by the MetLife Foundation Change in Education Initiative,
Education Commission of the States. (May 2001).

Harvard Project on Effective Intervention. (April 12-15, 2000). Seizing New
Opportunities at the intersection of Schools and Communities: What Do We Know: What
Can We Learn? What Should We Question? Schorr, Lisbeth B.
Paper presented for the National Invitational Conference on Pathways to
School/Community/Family Partnership Results, Los Angeles, California. Additional
information can be found at

The Child Care Partnership Project: Georgia’s Voluntary Prekindergarten Program. Part
of the National Child Care Information Center Series of Case Studies.
Parents, Family, and Community-- Studies of Import to the Georgia Smart Start

School Involvement in Early Childhood, . Hinkle, Donna. National Institute on Early
Childhood Development and Education. The U.S. Department of Education. Office of
Educational Research and Improvement. (July 2000).

Children's Readiness for School: Toward a Strategic Policy Framework—From the
National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP, Newsletter, Fall 2002.)

Building a System of Accountability in Early Childhood Education Linked to K-12

Preschool For All – Investing In a Productive and Just Society. Committee for Economic
Development (CDE), Early Education Project. (2002). Executive Summary, pg. 11-15.

Quality Counts: Building Blocks for Success—State Efforts in Early Childhood
Education. Education Week. (January 10, 2002). Measuring Results. Hoff, David J.
Defining Quality. Jacobson, Linda .

Where We Stand on Early Learning Standards, NAEYC and NAECS/SDEs (National
Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the National Association
of Early Childhood Specialists in State Departments of Education.

―Curriculum and Assessment in Early Childhood Programs. National Association for the
Education of Young Children‖ Young Children. (May 2002). Hyson, Marilou.
Vol57/Num 3/ pg. 56-57.

Early Childhood Education Standards for Quality Programs -- Wisconsin Department of
Public Instruction. Bright Beginnings and Family-Community-School Partnership

By the Bucket: Achieving Results for Young Children. National Governors Association
Center for Best Practices. (May 19, 1995).,1188,C_ISSUE_BRIEF^D_1636,00.html

Evaluating Statewide, Community-based Initiatives for Children, Executive Summary
National Governors Association Centers for Best Practices. (December 22, 2002).,1188,C_ISSUE_BRIEF%5ED_845,00.html
Program Evaluation: Infant and Early Childhood Education. A Comprehensive Toolkit
for the Evaluation and Improvement of Infant and Early Childhood Programs National
Study of School Evaluation. (March 2002.)

Starting Strong -- Early Childhood Education and Care. Education and Skills. OECD.
(2001). Executive Summary and Chapter 4 – Policy Lessons from the Thematic Review.,2340,en_2649_201185_27000067_1_1_1_1,00.html

Good Smart, Grow Smart. The Bush Administration’s Early Childhood Initiative. (April
2002). Executive Summary.

Institute for Readiness Assessment Systems: Making Them work for All Children The
Regional Educational Laboratory at SERVE. (May 31, 2002)

Beginning to Build a Profession

The Importance of Teaching Tots, Business Week. (November 2002)..

Inequality at the Starting Gate. Social Background Difference in Achievement as
Children Begin School, Economic Policy Institute. (September 2002.) Lee, Valerie E. and
Burkam, David T. University of Michigan.. Washington, DC.

 Evaluation for Continuous Improvement. Harvard Family Research Project, Harvard
Graduate School of Education. The Evaluation Exchange. Volume VIII, Number 2, Fall,

Model Standards for Beginning Teacher Licensing, Assessment and Development: A
Resource for State Dialogue --Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support
Consortium (1992). Council of Chief State School Officers.

Understanding Research: Top Ten Tips for Advocates and Policymakers under
publications, National Association of Child Advocates – Fact Sheet 2001.

CCSSO RESOURCES: No Child Left Behind Act – A Description of State
Responsibilities. The Council of Chief State School Officers.
The Promise of Preschool, John Merrow’s 2002 documentary.

The United States Department of Education. (November 23, 2002). Letter Released from
U.S. Education Secretary Paige to State School Chiefs on Implementing No Child Left
Behind Act.

Bringing Evidence-Driven Progress to Education: A Recommended Strategy. The United
States Department of Education. (November 2002). Report of the Coalition for Evidence-
Based Policy.

Continuing to Build and Evaluate the Profession

Bridging the Gap Between Standards and Achievement: The imperative for Professional
Development in Education. Albert Shanker Institute. (2002). Elmore, Richard E.

Association For Supervision and Curriculum Development. (April 2003). Educational
Leadership. Volume 60. No. 7. Putting Early Academics in Their Place. Hyson, Marilou.
and Association For Supervision and Curriculum Development. (April 2003).
Educational Leadership. Volume 60. No. 7. A partnership for School Readiness.
Freeman, Gregory and King, Janet L.

No Child Left Behind: Realizing the Vision, Cicchinelli, Louis, Gaddy, Barbara,
Lefkowits, Laura, and Miller, Kirsten. MCREL Policy Brief -- (April 2003).

Early Care and Education Partnerships, State Actions and Local Lessons. Education
Development Center. (February 2003). Elliot, Kimberly, Kiron, Ellen, Schilder, Diane.
Partnership Impact Research Project.

Beyond islands of Excellence: What Districts Can Do to Improve Instruction and
Achievement in All Schools – A Leadership Brief. Learning First Alliance. (March
2003). Togneri, Wendy.

Policy Matters: Setting and Measuring Benchmarks for State Policies. Improving the
Readiness of Children for School: Recommendations for State Policy, National Center
for Children and Families Teachers College, Columbia University. (January 2003). a
discussion paper for the Policy Matters Project. Kagen, Sharon Lynn, Ed.D. and Rigby,
Elizabeth, M.A.Ed.\
Preschool Policy Matters, Low Wages=Low Quality Solving the Real Preschool Teacher
Crisis. National Institute for Early Education Research. (March 2003). Barnett, W.

A Community Action Guide to Teacher Quality. Public Education Network. (May 5,

Early Childhood Education: A Call to Action from the Business
Community The Business Roundtable and the Corporate Voices for Working Families.
(May 2003.)

Leaving Too Many Children Behind: A Demographer’s View on the Tragic Neglect of
America’s Youngest Children. The Institute for Educational Leadership (May 2003).
Hodgkinson, Harold L.

Quality Counts, Costs and Pays

Blending and Braiding Funds to support Early Care and Education Initiatives, The
Finance Project (January, 2003)

Child Care Financing Matrix. National Child Care Information Center. U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services. Administration for Children and Families. Compiled by
Louise Stoney, Alliance for Early Childhood Finance and Karen Edwards, Policy
Research Services.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Why support a Coordinated Approach
to School Health? Executive Summary, page 1-16.

Financing School Readiness Strategies: An Annotated Bibliography.
From State Early Childhood Policy Technical Assistance Network
(SECPTAN).(February,2003). Charles Bruner, with Sheri Floyd and Abby Copeman.
And Health Care and School Readiness: The Health Community’s Role in Supporting
Child Development –New Approaches and Model Legislation

Assessing the State of State Assessments: Perspectives on Assessing Young Children.
Archived on NCCIC at

State-Funded Pre-Kindergarten. What the Evidence Shows. From the United State
Department of Health and Human Services. (November,2003).
Where We Stand – on curriculum, assessment, and program evaluation.
From the National Association for the Education of Young Children and National
Association of Early Childhood Specialists in State Department of Education.

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