The Early Childhood Education Playbook


By Kateri Thunder

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Your playbook for truly impactful early childhood education

Early childhood is a uniquely sensitive time when young learners are rapidly developing across multiple domains. Knowing which teaching strategies work best and when can have a significant impact on a child's development and future success, both in school and beyond.

The Early Childhood Education Playbook examines how the Visible Learning® research can guide our decisions as we plan, teach, document, and partner with families and colleagues so that we can have the greatest possible impact on learning and development of children from birth to age 8. Each of the modules unpacks unique characteristics of early childhood environments as well as coherent practices that form a strong foundation for learning over time. Filled with tools and methods to support a team as they work toward a common goal, this playbook covers:

  • Teacher efficacy, credibility, and clarity
  • Partnerships with families
  • The importance of language
  • Formative assessment and feedback
  • How to ensure equity and inclusion
  • Using these strategies, teachers will discover how they can collaborate with young learners to encourage high expectations, implement developmentally appropriate practices at the right level of challenge, and focus on explicit success criteria. Get started with this playbook and watch your young learners thrive!

    The Early Childhood Education Playbook