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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.”
4 February 2017, 7:30 pm
If anyone says “stay within the lines,” grab your kid and flee.
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,...
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...
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.
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.
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.
13 October 2016, 3:20 pm
Make our country great, by making it a bit more like the rest of the world.
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.
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.