The national dialog on school readiness has shifted beyond its traditional focus, “readiness for kindergarten,” toward a more inclusive view highlighting the importance of readiness throughout early childhood and youth and extending to “college and career readiness.” This shift has been accompanied by major advances and innovations in technology, research, and educational practice. The webinar focused on recent ATI research and innovations that can assist early childhood programs, local K-12 school districts and charters, and state departments of education in achieving goals related to the new readiness paradigm.
ATI research scientist, Dr. Sarah Callahan, stated, “Early childhood educators are charged with providing children with appropriate learning opportunities and tracking child growth. ATI research gives educators empirical information about how much growth children of different ages can be expected to show in each area of learning over a given time period. This critical information helps educators evaluate whether the learning opportunities provided to children are supporting adequate growth.”
To learn more, watch the webinar recording.