Opinion: Universal Pre-K Isn’t Enough — the Programs Must Be of High Quality. Here Are Some Ways to Make That Happen

The 74 | Bridget Hamre

“Over 200 research studies have demonstrated that children in classrooms with more effective teacher-student interactions, as measured by CLASS, have improved literacy and math outcomes, as well as increased social and cognitive skills. ”

Louisiana has rooted how it approaches access to quality early care and education in the nationally recognized Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) tool, which evaluates emotional support, classroom organization and instructional support. Through its additional focus on adult-child relationships, Louisiana has become a model for providing high quality early care and learning environments.

Read Bridget Hamre’s op-ed in The 74.