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Is Pre-K Really Necessary?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.16.2016 | Education
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Pre-K is a modern invention. Kindergarten used to be the first year of school and now little ones often go to pre-k at three or even two. Setting the ...

Lessons From a Dance Party In a Grocery Store

Becky Tountas | Posted 03.09.2016 | Parents
Becky Tountas

I hope she will always dance like this: free and uninhibited, taking up all of the space she needs and inspiring others to do the same.

Access to Early Education and Playful Bee

Café McMullen | Posted 12.15.2015 | Education
Café McMullen

When I first talked to Yvette Hwee on the phone about her wonderful online preschool startup, Playful Bee, I was captivated by her passion. She spoke enthusiastically about America's issues regarding preschool and her experiences as a mom of two young girls.

15 Classroom Holiday Party Ideas To Help You Ring In Winter Break

The Huffington Post | Abigail Williams | Posted 12.03.2015 | Education

The end of first semester can be hectic for teachers, with students turning in final projects in a series of never ending deadlines. With all that gra...

How To Help Your Quiet Child Navigate Social Settings

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 10.23.2015 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on QuietRev.com Dear Priscilla, My husband and I are both introverts, so it’s no surprise our 3-year-old son, Jack, is a...

Here's Why American Parents Shouldn't Worry So Much

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.10.2016 | Parents

Parents only want what's best for their children -- but do we really know what's 'best' to begin with?

What Portion of Our Collective Wealth Are We Willing to Invest So People Can Succeed?

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 05.14.2016 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

The budget outline just passed by Congress would make massive cuts in anti-poverty programs. The president is right to reject that stunted vision and to insist that Congress stop the cuts and re-start investing.

Push for Progress: Children Cannot Wait

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

So many children have lost ground as the trumped-up fear of excessive debt children did not cause has been used by some in Congress to cut safety net programs we know work.

New Year's Resolutions Of A 2-Year-Old

Rebecca Hubanks | Posted 03.14.2015 | Parents
Rebecca Hubanks

At a recent playdate, this gym-clothes-clad woman I call Mama was describing her Key Word for the coming year. She mentioned "Brave" or "Give" or "Whole." I like this idea, and so I too have adopted a word for 2015. And that word will be: NO.

Sometimes Pre-School Boys Are Just Being Boys

Caren Chesler | Posted 01.20.2015 | Parents
Caren Chesler

To stand there watching the two of them felt odd, like we were watching gladiators or a cock fight. It felt wrong. But every time I wanted to stop them, I would look at my son's face, and he seemed all right.

6 Guaranteed Ways to Screw Up Your Child's Education

Hilary Wilce | Posted 08.09.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

Want your child to get as little out of school as possible? Here's how.

Preschool Tuition in New York City Costs HOW MUCH?

Sarah Fader | Posted 04.12.2014 | Parents
Sarah Fader

In New York City, it costs more to let a 3-year-old socialize with other 3-year-olds than it does to educate a college student. This is mind-blowing

It's Time to End Child Poverty in Rich America With Urgency and Persistence

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson declared a War on Poverty, the United States is still not a fair playing field for millions of children afflicted by preventable poverty, hunger, homelessness, sickness, poor education and violence in the world's richest economy with a gross domestic product (GDP) of $15.7 trillion. Every fifth child (16.1 million) is poor, and every tenth child (7.1 million) is extremely poor. Children are the poorest age group and the younger they are the poorer they are. Every fourth infant, toddler and preschool child (5 million) is poor; 1 in 8 is extremely poor. A majority of our one- and two-year-olds are already children of color. In five years children of color who are disproportionately poor, nearly 1 in 3, will be a majority of all children in America and of our future workforce, military and consumers. But millions of them are unready for school, poorly educated and unprepared to face the future.

A Step in the Right Direction: The Strong Start for America's Children Act

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 02.05.2014 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

Lawmaking aligned with the science of early childhood last month when Senator Tom Harkin, Representative George Miller and Representative Richard Hann...

Community School Collaborations--A Lifeline for Early Learning Program Success

Martin J. Blank | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Martin J. Blank

Guest Bloggers: Janet Brown, Senior Early Childhood Program Specialist and Kwesi Rollins, Director of Leadership Programs at the Institute for Educati...

Our Schools Don't Add Up

Todd Buchholz | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Todd Buchholz

Churchill famously said to Franklin Roosevelt, "Give us the tools, and we will finish the job." We can't expect our children to finish the job unless we give them better tools.

Joy Resmovits

Can Patty Murray Save Obama's Pre-K Push?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), a former preschool teacher, will unveil a major push for expanding early education in a speech at the Center for American...

Yoga and the Importance of Play in Schools

Rob Schware | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Peg Oliveira, who has taught yoga for years in schools, detention centers, preschools, after-school programs and inpatient and outpatient mental health centers for youth and adults in and around New Haven, Conn.

The Art of Parenting

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 05.20.2013 | Parents
Sharon Greenthal

There is no right way to raise your children. There is no hard and fast rule about what will work in your home, with your particular family, your child's unique personality, the circumstances you are in, the luck or challenges that come your way.

Obama Preschool Proposal Focuses on States, Not the Feds, Providing Pre-K

Lisa Guernsey | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
Lisa Guernsey

The Obama Administration continues to spotlight the President's preschool proposal, stressing that the plan is for the federal government to help support state-funded programs, not create a new federal program.

Shall We Drug Test Our Pre-schoolers?

Steve Nelson | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Steve Nelson

When we grant subsidies to large corporations, or bail out the financial leaders who led our economy to the brink, we don't ask the recipients of social largess to take semi-annual drug tests. We only mistrust the poor folks who are the victims of an increasingly inequitable society.

Pre-School Is Where Upward Mobility Begins

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 04.16.2013 | Good News
Madeleine M. Kunin

The United States is no longer first in the world in upward mobility. We can reverse that trend by giving our young children an equal start in life as they begin their journey to fulfill the American Dream.

Ed Tonight: Texas Politician Aims To Reduce Testing, School Closure Personal For Obamas

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.24.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

School Closure Personal For The Obamas? The Chicago Sun-Times is out with a list of 193 schools that could potentially be closed under Chicago Public Schools' effort to save money by shuttering "underutilized buildings." Among them is Bouchet Academy -- and as Alexander Russo notes, that's the elementary school Michelle Obama attended. (It was called Bryn Mawr Elementary School when she studied there.)

Preschoolers Shown Porn As Teacher Leaves Room

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.16.2013 | World

Sex education was never supposed to be like this. Preschool children in Normandy were left unsupervised to watch a porn film after the teacher thou...

Joy Resmovits

Fiscal Cliff Ignites Education Activism

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.15.2012 | Education

Juandiego Wade is worried. As vice chair of the Charlottesville City School Board in Virginia, he's responsible for the well-being of its 4,000 stu...