Tag Archives | Early Child Development

Report debunks ‘earlier is better’ academic instruction for young children

Answer Sheet, Valerie Strauss, April 12, 2015 Four- and 5-year-old students listen to their teacher, Angie Clark, read at a Des Moines elementary school in 2011. (Steve Pope/AP) The debate about appropriate curriculum for young children generally centers on two options: free play and basic activities vs. straight academics (which is what many kindergartens across […]

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Progress for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

Marian Wright Edelman, Huffington Post, December 12, 2014 On December 10th President Obama hosted a White House Summit on Early Education, bringing together a broad coalition of philanthropic, business, education, child advocacy and elected leaders and other key stakeholders. It was a welcome chance to celebrate progress in expanding access to quality early childhood development […]

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Tomorrow’s Skilled Workforce Requires Investing in Young Children Today: The Importance of Early Childhood Development

Tamar Manuelyan Atinc and Emily Gustafsson-Wright, Brookings Institute, September 22, 2014 The case for investing in children from the start is compelling. But it is not always well understood by the public, nor is it a priority for policymakers. Another group that rarely prioritizes investment in young children is the business community. Yet all of […]

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