Improving Your Program with Pedagogical Leadership

Despite the shaky economic times we are living in, the early childhood field is finally being taken seriously and it feels like a significant shift is underway. I’m excited about all the opportunities before us, yet a bit uneasy at the same time. The position promoted by some seems to be that implementing more standards and quality rating systems is all that is needed to improve outcomes for children. Rarely do you hear the idea that to sustain quality, teachers must be provided with more off the-floor time to plan and talk through the complex task of understanding the teaching and learning process.