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Principles for Advancing Equity in New York City UPKs

March 2020 | The High Quality Early Learning Project

This video from the High Quality Early Learning Project provides images of what high quality teaching looks like in Universal Pre-Kindergarten classes in New York City public schools and community-based centers that serve high percentages of children from culturally/linguistically diverse backgrounds and who belong to socioeconomic communities designated as historically under-resourced. It sheds light on teaching practices, classroom environments, and family engagement practices that are responsive to and sustaining of the languages, cultures, and ways of being of children and families from these backgrounds. The video is accompanied by guiding questions for discussion, a document outlining seven principles of culturally and linguistically responsive, developmentally-appropriate practice, and the study report on which the video is based.

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