Building Cross-Sector P-3 Leaders

To increase the capacity of school districts and communities to implement high-quality P-3 (pre-school through 3rd grade) reforms, the National P-3 Center launched the Washington P-3 Executive Leadership Certificate Program. The Program co-enrolled elementary school principals, community-based early learning administrators, and district central office administrators in a 10-month, executive-style, credit-bearing course of study. The goal was to build and support a cadre of administrators who ensure that Washington's young children have a high-quality continuum of learning that begins at birth and extends through elementary school, regardless of race, class, culture, or zip code. This report presents an overview of the unique design features of the Program, and an evaluative sumary of what was learned during the four years the Program was offered.

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