School Readiness: Why the "Buzz" and How to Implement It

Speaker: Sid Gilford, Ed.D

Air Date: Aug 11, 2014, 2-3:30 p.m. ET

School readiness has been center stage in recent years in the United States as well as globally. In the U.S. it has shifted from preparing students for first grade to being ready for kindergarten and beyond. What is school readiness and how is it accomplished?


This webinar includes a quick historical review, background information, definition, and action steps.


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Sid Gilford, Ed.D.

Sid GilfordDr. Sid Gilford has 20 years experience with ECE and nonprofits; 10 years in adminstration. He started his career as an assistant teacher and later became director of staff development, training, and onsite monitoring for a southern California Head Start program with 550 staff that served 4,600 children and families at multiple sites. Among other achievements, he served on the California Child Development Permit and Matrix Review Committee, was a DHHS federal grant reviewer, and directed an Early Head Start program in Philadelphia that was selected as a national showcase model. Dr. Gilford is a consultant to ECE and nonprofit programs, adjunct faculty at a college outside Philadelphia and conducts workshops at state and national ECE conferences. The information in this webinar is based on his recent book "Learning from Head Start, A Teacher's Guide to School Readiness" (Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2013). Dr. Gilford can be contacted at



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