professional development

Helping early childhood teachers climb the ladder

Editor's Note: One of our goals with "Little Citizens, Big Issues" is to showcase diverse voices and viewpoints from the community on issues affecting young children in the District. This post is by Lauren Hogan, director of public policy at the National Black Child Development Institute (NBDCI). In September, we had the pleasure of announcing that T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood was...

What does it mean to support early care and education teachers?

On Wednesday, HyeSook and I had the pleasure of attending a launch event for T.E.A.C.H. , a national scholarship model for early care and education teachers that's coming to Washington, and will be administered by the National Black Child Development Institute. The room was packed with directors and owners of early care and education centers, teachers, and advocates as well...

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood is coming to D.C.!

One of our goals with "Little Citizens, Big Issues" is to showcase diverse voices and viewpoints from the community on issues affecting young children in the District. This post is by Lauren Hogan, director of public policy at the National Black Child Development Institute (NBDCI). I don’t remember the name of my 2nd grade teacher, or my 6th grade social...

What does quality Pre-K look like?

A late announcement: Tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Fight For Children and the AppleTree Institute for Education innovation are offering a free session to demonstrate a new observational tool for preschool and Pre-K called Quality Indicators. The tool was developed with support from the DC Partnership for Early Literacy. Early childhood providers are invited to...