Sandall & Joseph Awarded National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning

June 27, 2008

The National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning has been awarded by Head Start to the University of Washington Haring Center in collaboration with the University of Virginia, Vanderbilt University, Iowa State University, University of South Florida, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Susan Sandall (PI) and Dr. Gail Joseph (Co-PI) will oversee the five-year grant to Head Start Center.

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. The Center will ensure staff access to a professional development system that provides individualized support and development including the establishment of a “Head Start University” concept that will engage nationally recognized leaders in the field to develop comprehensive, research-based college courses that can be offered for credit on-line or in person.