Current preparation, licensure, and hiring systems are not designed to produce and place adequately trained teachers in PreK-3rd grade classrooms. The preparation of early grade teachers must couple the best aspects of traditional elementary and early childhood preparation programs and infuse early childhood development coursework with frequent experiences working with children.
Bornfreund, L.A. (2011). Getting in sync: Revamping licensing and preparation for teachers in Pre-K, Kindergarten, and the early grades. Washington, DC: New America Foundation.
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