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Volume 13 Number 1
©The Author(s) 2011

Spring 2011

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Professional Development Needs of Directors Leading in a Mixed Service Delivery Preschool System
Sharon Ryan, Marcy Whitebook, Fran Kipnis, & Laura Sakai

Assessment for Preschool Science Learning and Learning Environments
Kimberly Brenneman

Constructing and Resisting the Development of a School Readiness Survey: The Power of Participatory Research
Tricia Giovacco Johnson & Michelle Buchanan

Introducing the Project Approach and Use of Visual Representation to Early Childhood Education in Bhutan
Margaret Brooks & Tshering Wangmo


The Lights Pre-project: Implementation of the Project Approach with Children under 3 Years of Age
Katarzyna Grzegorzewska & Jagoda Konieczna-Blicharz

Special Section on Social-Emotional Issues in Early Childhood Settings

Introduction to the Special Section
Jean Mendoza & Lilian G. Katz

Children’s Friendship Development: A Comparative Study
SeonYeong Yu, Michaelene M. Ostrosky, & Susan A. Fowler

Relationship Building: Infants, Toddlers, and 2-Year-Olds
Cindy G. McGaha, Rebekah Cummings, Barbara Lippard, & Karen Dallas

“You Be the Bad Guy”: A New Role for Teachers in Supporting Children’s Dramatic Play
Mary Ellin Logue & Ashlee Detour

Notes from the Field

Implementing a New Social-Emotional Philosophy: The Struggle in One Head Start Classroom
Dawn V. Thomas with Michaelene M. Ostrosky