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Last Friday, December 19th, we kicked off our Principals' Institute, hosted by the City University of New York (CUNY) and the NYC Department of Education. Our first session focused on Teaching the Way Children Learn, which discussed the research base for how young children learn and what leaders can do to support teaching in ways that build on the active nature of young children's learning. We heard from Beverly Falk – CUNY, Suzanne Carothers – NYU, and Sherry Clearly – CUNY.

The Principals' Institute is a three session workshop designed for principals and focuses on how school leaders can build systems and create infrastructures that support early child development and successful pre-K classroom practice. Children are taught in the ways that are most effective for them to learn. Families are seen as part of the solution. And Principals provide vision, leadership, and supervision. Information from recent cross-disciplinary research about the early years as well as exemplary practices from experienced early childhood educators informs each session.

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Registration is now open for Session 2: Supporting Children’s Language and Literacy and Disciplinary Skills – Thursday, January 15th, 2015. Click here to RSVP.

Download the flyer for full schedule and session descriptions.

A friendly reminder that registration for the remaining sessions is limited to principals.