Education Report Roundup

Effective Preschool Strategies Outlined

By Linda Jacobson — September 22, 2006 1 min read

“Effective Preschool Curricula and Teaching Strategies” is available from the National Center for Children in Poverty.

Ensuring teachers are trained in early literacy and math, using a research-based curriculum that includes a focus on social skills, and supporting children once they enter school are a few of the ways that preschools can narrow the achievement gap between children from low-income families and their more affluent peers, a report concludes.

Produced by the National Center for Children in Poverty, based at Columbia University, the report urges providers of early-childhood education to increase their efforts to develop “high-quality learning environments” for young children.