Acknowledgements


We gratefully acknowledge the support of the A.L. Mailman Family Foundation for this project. Both the funding for the project and the insights shared by Luba Lynch throughout the development process were essential to our completion of the project. We also would like to thank the individuals and organizations represented on our National Advisory Committee, which provided invaluable guidance during the formative stages of the project. The National Advisory Committee included:

Barbara Gebhard, Zero to Three
Darlene Hamilton, National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center (NCCIC)
Kathy Hebbeler, SRI International, Early Childhood Outcomes Center
Lynn Jones, Zero to Three
Gail Kelso, Louisiana Department of Social Services, Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education
Peter Mangione, WestEd
Jana Martella, National Association of Early Childhood Specialists in State Departments of Education
Davida McDonald, National Association for the Education of Young Children
Susan Mitchell, Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning

In addition, we would like to thank individuals who participated in our needs-assessment process and served as reviewers for the final draft. They provided useful guidance for the project.

Finally, we would like to note that while the support from the A.L. Mailman Family Foundation was essential for this work, the observations and recommendations included in this resource represent the authors' views and do not necessarily reflect the views or recommendations of the A.L. Mailman Family Foundation.