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Carol Vukelich, professor emeritus in the School of Education and former dean of the College of Education and Human Development, is leading a project to develop a Kindergarten Professional Development Diploma for early childhood educators in the West Bank and Gaza. The overall goal of this project, titled “Enhancing the Quality of Kindergarten Services,” is to provide teachers with the professional development and skills necessary to offer high-quality, research-informed kindergarten services to children enrolled in their programs. The University of Delaware team will serve as consultants in partnership with the Ministry of Education, the National Institute for Educational Training and area university faculty. The UD team will offer extensive early childhood education expertise, project management experience, program evaluation experience, and in-depth cultural knowledge specific to the Palestinian community.