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The Great Pretender

21 April 2017, 2:14 pm

I have yet to meet anyone whose childhood dream was to become an early education leader. Yet, we are fortunate to be surrounded by many fitting that description. Paths to this leadership role are as v...

Data Literacy is More Than Just Test Results: Why it is Important in Early Childhood Education

14 April 2017, 1:12 pm

Data have been used in education for many years. Good teachers and administrators have been using data to inform their practice and make decisions. Why is data use important? Because it is no longer a...

Do Preschool Teachers Really Need to Be College Graduates?

7 April 2017, 12:00 pm

Critics say mandating such a credential makes child care even less affordable and reduces the supply and diversity of people able to do the job.

Boosting Language and Literacy Experiences in K-3 for DLLs

6 April 2017, 5:29 pm

Attending high-quality preschool yields significant academic benefits for the rising population of young dual language learners (DLLs) in the US. Research  has indicated that when Hispanic children at...

Giving Young Students a Bigger Slice of the Pie (Chart)

17 March 2017, 1:00 pm

Ever ask a child what they did in school? Often the reply is “Nothing” or “I don’t remember.” Or, maybe, “Stuff.”  You just can’t rely on young students to explain what they learned, how they learned...

Better Together

16 March 2017, 3:37 pm

When I first started out as a classroom teacher, I remember feeling isolated because of the minimal contact I had with my colleagues. Eventually, I found my way to a school where I had a mentor, colla...

Seeing the Forest for the Trees

9 March 2017, 9:49 pm

Seen any good movies lately? I recently joined a group of pre-service and graduate students in education at Centenary University to watch School’s Out . The film takes the viewer into the “Forest Kind...

Cities are leading the way to innovation

3 March 2017, 5:30 pm

High-quality early education is one of the best investments we can make with public dollars: an effective weapon against academic failure, high school dropout, crime and poverty and for a healthier, m...

New York City Will Be Asked to Release More Data on Students

27 February 2017, 11:11 pm

The City Council is to consider a bill requiring the Education Department to make public how many applications each school receives and where students live.

Rethinking the Numbers

17 February 2017, 1:46 pm

There is general agreement on the key features that contribute to high-quality, effective education programs. These features or “ quality standards ” (Barnett et al., 2016) can be viewed a...

Underpaid Preschool Teachers

13 February 2017, 7:41 pm

The director of a preschool calls on “parents and our society to begin to press for better compensation for early childhood education teachers.”

How to Pick a Preschool in Less Than an Hour

4 February 2017, 7:30 pm

If anyone says “stay within the lines,” grab your kid and flee.

Sowing the Seeds for Successful STEM Learning in Early Childhood

3 February 2017, 11:05 am

Whether it is gardening, building forts, stacking blocks, playing at the water table, or lining up by height in the classroom, children demonstrate a clear readiness to engage in science, technology,...

Leading in Times of Transition or How to Dance during an Earthquake

27 January 2017, 12:05 pm

State early childhood specialists are experts on transitions. They live and work with varied shifts and moves on a regular basis, planning and adjusting accordingly. Calendars flow through annual budg...

5-Year-Olds Take School Trip to Reindeer Slaughterhouse, and Outrage Follows

13 January 2017, 8:20 pm

A school in central Norway found itself deluged by calls after it posted images, some showing carcasses and bloodstained furs, from the children’s visit.

Why Parents and Doctors Should Think About A.D.H.D. in Preschool

5 December 2016, 12:00 pm

The evidence suggests that what works is not therapy that focuses on the child — such as play therapy — but coaching and training for the parents.

Education Company to Pay $4.3 Million in Settlement With New York State

19 October 2016, 9:29 pm

A special education preschool program based in Queens was treated as the personal ATM of the family that owns it, according to an agreement with the state attorney general’s office.

The Perpetual Panic of American Parenthood

13 October 2016, 3:20 pm

Make our country great, by making it a bit more like the rest of the world.

Recognizing Boarding Schools’ Psychic Toll in China

5 October 2016, 10:00 pm

Stoic and emotional reactions at a seminar in Beijing hinted at the fallout from the widespread practice of sending young children to live away from home.

Racial Segregation in New York Schools Starts With Pre-K, Report Finds

20 September 2016, 10:00 am

In the first year of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s expansion, prekindergarten classrooms tended to be more racially homogeneous than even the city’s public kindergartens.