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We are grateful to the school districts who have opened their classroom doors to us to allow filming of their teachers, leaders, students and families. Without their commitment to advancing the field of early childhood education, this project would not be possible. We were amazed by their hospitality and our hearts warmed to see the collegiality among educators and the level of care and high learning expectations that they demonstrated for their students. In these videos you will see their dedication “come to life” as they share their craft knowledge and instructional practice in providing the highest quality of education to their students.

The first district to commit to this project was School District U-46 in a northwest suburb of Chicago, Illinois  https://www.u-46.org/. The schools that participated in this project were:


The second district to participate in this project was the Ann Arbor Public School District, Ann Arbor, Michigan. You can find information about this district on their website: https://www.a2schools.org/. The schools who opened their doors to us were:

For more information about the teachers and leaders from SD U-46 and Ann Arbor Public Schools who contributed their time to this project, please visit the Meet the Teachers and Leaders page.