Bredekamp Book Illuminates Effective Practices

Topic: Early Childhood, Outcomes, Preschool, Teachers

Sue Bredekamp, one of the foremost authors on early childhood teaching practice, is out with a timely new book. Few are as qualified to write a primer on effective practice as she. Many may recall Sue is the primary author of NAEYC’s Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs (1987 and 1997 editions) and co-author of last year’s revision of that well-regarded volume. Her new effort, Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education, just arrived at NIEER and first impressions suggest it builds on that foundation. Research-based practices are demonstrated by example, there’s a “What Works” section in each chapter, and she integrates play as a means to promote learning throughout.

The book is comprehensive, weighing in at 576 pages. Integrated into the package are classroom demonstration videos and an online lab component where early childhood professionals can participate in exercises. We will be conducting a full review of Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education for an upcoming issue of Preschool Matters. In the meantime, Bredekamp, always an engaging speaker, will be appearing at select venues this spring as part of the launch. Below are places, dates and contact information.

Ellen Frede
Co-Director, NIEER

Location/Event Date Coordinator/Contact Info
NC / State-wide 2-year curriculum committee (virtual meeting) March 19 Caroline Hardy –
Santa Monica ECE symposium April 7
San Diego EE symposium April 8
NYC Launch event / Madison Avenue April 15
Washington D.C. Launch event April 16


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