Leading Pre-K-3 Learning Communities: Competencies for Effective Principal Practice

January 1, 2014


National Association of Elementary School Principals

This guide supports principals to create and support connections between the worlds of birth-to-five and K-12 and to help them implement developmentally-appropriate teaching and learning practices to ensure successful PreK-3rd grade continuums in their schools. For the policymaker, this guide provides a research base that demonstrates the enormous dividends children gain through investments in early education from age 3 to grade three. 

APA Citation: 

National Association of Elementary School Principals (2014). Leading Pre-K-3 learning communities: Competencies for effective principal practice. Washington, DC: Author.


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