Early Childhood Education
There was a show of support Wednesday morning for the expansion of “Pre-K” and early childhood education, as advocates were joined by the district attorneys from Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware and Chester Countries.
Cities are spending millions of dollars on early education for their neediest children; but in many places, those kids are not showing up.
The School District of Philadelphia is launching city wide literacy programs aimed at students from pre-K through 4th grade.
A study from the University of Virginia found that one in three young children rated poorly on kindergarten readiness.
Childcare workers earn less than adults who work with animals and those in fast-food settings.
According to a University of Minnesota study, kids who attend a full day of preschool are better prepared for kindergarten and beyond.
A new study indicates that the quality of communication with toddlers is of much greater importance than the number of words.
A new study finds the oldest children in their kindergarten class are more likely to pass advanced placement tests in high school.
Bucks County commissioner Rob Loughery, after reading a story to the children at the Emilie Christian Day School in Levittown, said preschool for kids is similar to planting a seed at the right time to maximize the plant’s potential.
Research shows that 3 and 4-year-olds aren’t able to connect their misbehavior with punishment and expulsion can begin a downward cycle.
Research shows that speaking more than one language does not confuse a child. Rather, being multilingual is associated with higher academic achievement and enhanced mental health.
Students in Finland are among some of the highest performing in the world in reading and math, even though kids get a late start compared to kids in the US.
“People should take a selfie and they should tweet it with the hashtag #IamPreK,” said the head of the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children at their annual conference.
In Pennsylvania, Public Citizens for Children and Youth and other non- profits are urging all candidates running for office to make universal preschool a priority.
As the year ends, let’s look at what priorities have emerged in education.