8 February 2018, 2:42 pm
To facilitate interaction among ideas presented in New America’s “Moving Beyond False Choices for Early Childhood Educators,” Series Editor Stacie G. Goffin provides opening comments...
1 February 2018, 3:19 pm
The National Association of State Boards of Education recently published Stepping Up for Early Childhood Education exploring ways to revitalize state policymaker efforts ensuring all children have a s...
26 January 2018, 10:00 am
24 January 2018, 6:18 pm
Education commissioners from across the country recently gathered at their annual Winter Commissioners Meeting to learn, share ideas, and prepare to guide education policy in the coming year. Building...
18 January 2018, 5:21 pm
First published in NJ Spotlight This year marks the 20th anniversary of what has been called the Abbott preschool program—a national and international model of high-quality, effective, preschool educa...
12 January 2018, 10:00 am
In this issue, the disparity between the importance of preschool educators and what they are paid.
10 January 2018, 7:56 pm
Many of us tend to think of leadership as a formal position with a job title, such as school principal or center director. A recent NIEER news item focusing on a new Early Childhood Clearinghouse repo...
21 December 2017, 9:41 pm
A $100 million grant will pay for a localized version of the early childhood development program for refugees in the Middle East.
21 December 2017, 5:27 pm
Five. It’s an important year in the early childhood continuum, and it is a good time reflect on the journey and look forward to what’s ahead. One of 22 Comprehensive Centers funded by the U.S. Departm...
14 December 2017, 10:45 am
A new study shows that quality preschool improves math scores and college readiness.
8 December 2017, 2:46 pm
A new review from Rand providing research on the costs and benefits of programs to support early childhood development indicates there is vast room for improvement—not just in programs, but in the app...
29 November 2017, 3:44 pm
Early childhood education research has rarely focused on supporting young children in tribal communities, hampering our capacity to understand and advocate for the kinds of high-quality practices grou...
21 November 2017, 4:49 pm
This blog originally appeared on the Education Writers Association website following the EWA Covering Early Learning conference in Chicago. “An impossible equation.” That’s how Phil Acord describes t...
15 November 2017, 3:20 pm
More than 50 years of research shows investing in the early years of a child’s life often produces a high rate of return by positively impacting a child’s readiness at kindergarten entry and future ac...
9 November 2017, 6:16 pm
The family of Elijah Silvera says his Harlem preschool knew that he had a deadly allergy to milk products and yet an adult gave him a sandwich.
31 October 2017, 11:00 am
A push to expand prekindergarten was a big success for Mayor Bill de Blasio, but it was a mad dash to get, including a feud with the governor and other challenges.
7 September 2017, 7:04 pm
The preschool assigned children the job of Class Sunshine, but I wanted my daughter to feel free to be Class Dark Cloud if she wanted.
9 June 2017, 10:34 pm
An appellate court handed the charter network its first victory over Mayor de Blasio in a battle over authority for prekindergarten classes.
2 June 2017, 6:22 am
Should preschool include flashcards and lessons, or simply free play?
30 May 2017, 10:21 pm
An education reporter discovers that teachers make the experience.