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National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning Featured on UW360

Focusing on early childhood education is our best hope for closing the achievement gap.

That is why the UW College of Education is proud to lead the effort on a five-year, $40 million national Head Start grant.  Along with our partners, the National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning will discover and share best practices in teaching and learning for Head Start teachers and others.

The evidence is clear that early learning can make a lifetime of difference. The center will allow the college — together with our collaborators across the country — to bring to scale the best practices that we've collectively learned through years of research. It's a big project for us, with a big payoff for the children.

The Center’s goal is to provide leadership in the area of best practices in teaching and learning for Head Start training and technical-assistance providers, consultants and grantees.  The center is an integral component to ensuring that the federal investment in Head Start helps foster children’s learning and readiness for school.

Watch now »(NCQTL segment starts at 12:55 mark.)

The UW360 episode will also air on UWTV every Sunday in June at 9 p.m.   It will also air on KOMO-TV on Saturday, June 16, at 4:30 p.m.

Our partners include the University of Virginia, Vanderbilt University, Iowa State University, University of Florida, University of South Florida, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of Colorado and SRI. This team of collaborators includes early learning experts in the fields of early care and education, early childhood special education, and early intervention who bring a broad range of expertise, knowledge, and understanding of educational practices with demonstrated effectiveness in promoting teaching that produces the best possible outcomes for young children, evidence-based curricula, and professional development.

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