PK-3 Leadership Program

Storrs, Connecticut
Monday, July 18, 2016
PK-3 Leadership Program
Monday, July 18, 2016 - Wednesday, May 03, 2017

University of Connecticut
Storrs, Connecticut 06269
United States

**Registration for the PK-3 Leadership Program is now closed.  To be added to the waiting list, please contact:

Karen List
Phone: 860-550-4817

PK-3 Leadership Program
Curriculum & Instruction
Assessment & Evaluation

Make a difference in PreK-3rd grade to improve outcomes through high school.

Contemporary research in early childhood development show widespread agreement that investments in quality early childhood education programs produce lifelong benefits for children. Proper alignment of curriculum, instruction and assessment during PreK-3rd grade is linked to improved outcomes for children through grade 12. And, quality early learning experiences help close opportunity and achievement gaps.

But which investments are most valuable? How do I support adult learning in a systemic way? How do I communicate the value of new programs in my community? How do I engage families in meaningful ways?

The Connecticut PK-3 Leadership Program has been specifically created to help school principals, central office and other administrators, lead teachers, community directors, and superintendents bring new skills and leadership to their school districts. You will:

•         Plan systemically with a growth mindset, including
    all stakeholders, to improve coherence and quality
    of early learning based on a comprehensive
    PreK-3rd grade approach.

•         Observe classroom instruction to identify quality
    indicators as well as practices that interfere with

•         Lead toward reduced achievement gaps and
    socially just classrooms.

•         Clearly, credibly communicate strategies and
    benefits to diverse stakeholders.


Practical information designed for immediate application in your classroom, your school and your community.

The PK-3 Leadership Program is divided into three modules, each lasting 30 hours with a small cohort of leaders. Instructors are experts in the field. The modules are organized around key, relevant subjects that will give you the conceptual understandings and practical skills necessary to lead reforms aimed at improving outcomes for PreK-3rd grade.

For more information about each module and dates, visit

Classes will be at Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES) Staff Development/Administration Building, located at 205 Skiff Street in Hamden, CT.

The registration deadline has been extended to March 31, 2016. You will receive notification of acceptance into the program within 30 days of submitting your application.

Developed in cooperation with the Neag School of Education, UConn and Connecticut’s Office of Early Childhood.

Funding for this project has been provided to UConn by the Office of Early Childhood.


Contact Information

  • For programmatic questions, please contact:
    Karen List


    For registration questions, please contact:
    UConn University Events and Conference Services

    Phone: 860-486-1038

Payment Instructions

  • Visa, Mastercard, Discover are all acceptable forms of payment.

    Check payments are also accepted. 

    Please make checks out to:
    UConn - PK-3 Leadership Program

    Please mail checks to:
    University Events and Conference Services
    438 Whitney Road Ext., Unit 1185
    Storrs, CT 06269-1185

    For Wire Transfer Instructions, please email

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