CASTL Research Brief: Making a College Course Matter, Supports Needed for Success

AUTHORS: Bridget E. Hatfield & Jennifer LoCasale-Crouch



Given the increased enrollment in pre-K programs coupled with a lack of teacher education that consistently links to child development, this study examines a new course developed to support early childhood professionals in implementing effective teacher-child interactions. Findings suggest that an effective course can be scaled-up and used in different settings when clear supports are put in place to ensure quality delivery.