Research Brief

New York City Pre-K Leadership Study

Sheila Smith, Veronica Benavides and Faith Lamb-Parker
April 2019 | Bank Street Graduate School of Education & The National Center for Children in Poverty

The Bank Street National Center for Children in Poverty and the Bank Street Center on Culture, Race, and Equity collaborated on the New York City Pre-K Leadership Study, which evaluates how early care and education leaders provide supports (e.g., guidance about their use of effective practices, coaching, and the facilitation of peer-to-peer learning and professional development outside of the program) to teachers that foster strong social and emotional skills for children. Preschool pre-service training was identified as a significant predictor of leaders using a promising strategy in classroom visits to promote teachers’ use of effective practices. The report concludes with policy and practice recommendations.

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