Early Childhood Education
Brains develop more in a child’s first few years than any other time in life and research shows that there’s an achievement gap as early as nine months.
Within the last two years Pennsylvania’s budget cuts resulted in the loss of 10% of pre-k capacity at the School District of Philadelphia. Kids will pay now. Our society will pay later.
A group of early childhood education advocates organized a “stroller parade” on Independence Mall Saturday afternoon to draw attention to the importance of learning before kindergarten, especially among children from low income families.
We spend about 5.5 percent of the nation’s economic output on education – preschool through college – but we may be missing the most important part – infants and toddlers.
President Obama, in his State of the Union address, listed as one of his priorities — high quality preschool education for every child in the nation. The latest national data available show only 28 percent of 4-year-olds attending preschool.
So what do you think? Does praising your child help or hurt and when is praise too much praise? It is obviously a good thing to use praise to encourage children, but can the wrong type of praise have a negative effect?
A report from First Focus and Save the Children gives the United States letter grades in five domains for child welfare – and we’re barely passing.
Education and technology are becoming increasingly integrated, and keeping up on all of the new educational applications for kids is important. One of the biggest struggles is not finding an app; it is finding the appropriate app.
Children born at 37-38 weeks rather than at full-term 40-41 weeks, have lower academic achievement, according to the journal Pediatrics.
A newly released study concludes that children, particularly those from low income households, who attend preschool are less likely to later depend on taxpayer-funded services as adults.
A community stunned by the loss of a young woman whose life was cut short by a drunk driver is continuing a fundraising event in her honor.
Educators in urban areas such as Philadelphia and LA are questioning the suspension of students in the early grades.
In an article in the The New York Times, Nicholas Krisof suggests early childhood education is more important than Occupy Wall Street.
Research shows that high quality pre-kindergarten experiences have a lasting impact on a child in both school and life and investing in such yields significant returns.
The PreK-3 movement is ambitious, with connecting objectives — universal access to free public preschool, mandatory full day kindergarten and a seamless curriculum from PreK through third grade with increased parental involvement.