With Appreciation

This guidebook would not have been possible without the hard work and insights of many team members and colleagues. We thank Sabrina Detlef for her editorial insight; and Ellie Budzinski, Kirk Jackson, Maria Elkin, and Tyler Richardett for their help in the execution of this project. Early on, the project benefited from the consultation of Kimber Bogard, Charlee Alexander, and Ivory Clark at the National Academy of Medicine.

The videos embedded in this guidebook are the work of Sarah Jackson and her team at Hired Pen Inc. and Nat Soti of Zero One Projects; we are grateful for their talents. We also would like to give a special thanks to the National P-3 Center at the University of Washington and Hazel Valley Elementary for their assistance with the video “Focusing on Principals, Center Directors, and Other Leaders.” Thanks to Lotus Bloom Family Resource Center, Oakland Unified School District, and the Oakland Starting Smart & Strong Task Force for helping with the video on informal care. The “Teacher Well-being” video benefitted from the stories of educators at St. Mary’s Preschool Center, the Alameda County Early Care and Education Program, and the expertise of the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment at University of California - Berkeley. The Early Childhood Education Institute at University of Oklahoma- Tulsa and Tulsa Educare I were instrumental in creating the “Teacher Education” video. We appreciate the help of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska, Sandoz Elementary School, and Ralston Public Schools in “Building Continuity from Birth through Third Grade.” Financial support for the videos was made possible by the Foundation for Child Development, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and the Alliance for Early Success.

This project was funded by the Foundation for Child Development. New America thanks the Foundation for its support. Any views expressed in this project are of the authors alone.