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Improving State Early Childhood Teaching and Learning Policy: Reflections and Recommendations

8 March 2018, 3:06 pm

BUILD Initiative and the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes recently released A Learning Table to Improve State Early Childhood Teaching and Learning Policy: Reflections and Recommendations A...

The Solution for the Workforce Dilemma is the Public Schools

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...

Early Education: Reflecting Back….and Moving Forward

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...

The 1.14.18 Issue

26 January 2018, 10:00 am

Readers respond.

Funding the Future

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...

Quality Preschool is Key to Stronger, Fairer New Jersey

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...

Behind the Cover: 1.14.18

12 January 2018, 10:00 am

In this issue, the disparity between the importance of preschool educators and what they are paid.

Let’s Focus Less on ‘Leaders’ and More on Leadership

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...

MacArthur Grant Will Create ‘Sesame Street’ for Syrian Refugees

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.

CEELO turns 5, looks to future

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...

What Pre-K Means for Your Pre-Teenager

14 December 2017, 10:45 am

A new study shows that quality preschool improves math scores and college readiness.

Determining Early Childhood Program Costs and Benefits

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...

AI/AN: Infusing PreK Curriculum with Tribal Culture

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...

Tight Budgets Force Hard Choices Among Child Care Providers

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...

Boy, 3, Allergic to Dairy, Dies After Eating Grilled Cheese at Pre-K

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.

De Blasio Finds Biggest Win in Pre-K, but Also Lasting Consequences

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.

How Not to Raise a Ray of Sunshine

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.

Success Academy Wins Round in Fight Over Preschool Oversight

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.

What Is the Purpose of Preschool?

2 June 2017, 6:22 am

Should preschool include flashcards and lessons, or simply free play?

How to Build the Best Preschools

30 May 2017, 10:21 pm

An education reporter discovers that teachers make the experience.