CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Jan. 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Teachstone, developer of the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS®) included in 23 states' Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) and used by Head Start programs nationwide, today announced it has added four early childhood education experts to its senior leadership team.
The research is clear that a quality early learning experience can positively shape the trajectory of not only a child's life, but her entire family. Across the U.S., we're seeing the rise of intentional policymaking, funding, and practice aimed at ensuring the expansion of high-quality early learning and childcare. We're thrilled to welcome such esteemed colleagues who will help to accelerate our own mission to help every child reach their full potential by improving the interactions around them.
-Teachstone Co-Founder Bridget Hamre
As states navigate the effects of the pandemic on the cognitive and social emotional development of children, Teachstone's evidence-based CLASS assessment and unique professional development is being used across the country to help providers deliver the supports children need urgently.
The expanded leadership team includes the appointment of:
"Building back better requires innovative, evidence-based solutions for children and families," Hamre added. "Teachstone stands ready to meet the moment."
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IIn our recent webinar, Making the Move to CLASS® 2nd Edition, we shared how programs and individuals can begin to experience and use the enhanced Pre-K–3rd CLASS tool. Certified CLASS observers play a critical role in helping every child reach their full potential.
Without reliable and valid data on the quality of educator-child interactions, programs and educators would not have the actionable insights they need to make continuous quality improvements in the areas that matter the most for children.
Last week marked Teachstone's annual user conference, InterAct NOW: CLASS® Summit, where hundreds of education leaders, coaches, and teachers from around the country came together to network and learn from each other. The event kicked off on Tuesday, March 15 with a special announcement from Teachstone CEO, Dr. Bridget Hamre.