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Children Spend The Day Exploring In New Outdoor Nursery School

AP | SIOBHAN STARRS | Posted 07.21.2014 | Parents

LONDON (AP) — In the heart of north London lies the ancient Queens Wood, a green forest hidden away in a metropolis of more than 8 million residents...

Free Preschool Bill Advances In California

Reuters | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

By Jennifer Chaussee SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 29 (Reuters) - A bill to offer free preschool to 4-year-olds from low-income California f...

The Number Of Children Enrolled In State Preschool Programs Has Actually Declined

AP | Posted 05.13.2014 | Parents

WASHINGTON (AP) — The availability of state-funded pre-kindergarten programs varies widely from one part of the country to another, says a new repor...

Why More Preschool Would Make The World A Better Place

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.07.2014 | Parents

Stats like these make it hard to argue against expanding access to early childhood education. An infographic released recently by Rasmussen Colleg...

While Politicians Embrace Preschool, They Can't Find Ways To Fund It

stateline | Adrienne Lu | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline, where it was originally published. From Seattle to New York, elected officials are calling for more c...

Republican Governors Actually Want To Spend Money On This Program

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Some Republican governors and state lawmakers have been carving out an exception to their ideology of less spending and s...

Early Education Spending Has Not Really Risen Since Obama Took Office

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

Further proof that words aren't enough: President Barack Obama has advocated for the importance of early education since his first presidential campai...

LOOK: This Is How Preschool Impacts Student Outcomes

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.09.2013 | World

If policymakers want to improve students’ scores on international exams, they should start by bettering education options for their littlest learner...

Basically Everyone Wants To Expand Preschool Options Now (Except For Congressional Republicans)

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.02.2013 | Politics

Who would want to deny children the opportunity to attend preschool and get a head start on their education? No one, really. Most people think it...

Lessons From a Box of Goldfish (Even the Whole Grain Kind)

Caron Gremont | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Caron Gremont

We are raising a generation of children who can use their parents' iPhones but not peel a carrot. And who prefer to quickly squeeze applesauce into their mouths through a pouch versus actually biting into and chewing a crisp apple. Food, which should activate and excite all of the senses, has become as flat and one dimensional as a pretzel.

INFOGRAPHIC: Latino Children Have Lowest Preschool Attendance Rate

VOXXI | John Benson | Posted 08.14.2013 | Latino Voices

Latino children are lacking when it comes to early childhood development. The recently released Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual 2013 Kids Coun...

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.

Preschool Economics: Why High-Quality Preschool Pays Off

michigan nightlight | Amy Kuras | Posted 06.12.2013 | Detroit

This story first appeared in the June 3, 2013 issue of Michigan Nightlight. Can quality preschool learning for Michigan children be tied to a hea...

It's Time for Action: What Are We Waiting For? "The Greatest Cause That Can Be Served Is Childhood Education."

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 07.13.2013 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

It is a known fact that over 90 percent of the brain is constructed and the road map for future social, emotional and physical development takes form through interactive relationships.

Universal Preschool: Use Innovation and Evidence to Make it Effective

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Robert E. Slavin

Expanding preschool access is a terrific idea, but it will take a lot of money and a long time to put into place.

Getting Preschool Right

Laurel Bongiorno | Posted 04.30.2013 | Impact
Laurel Bongiorno

Preschool children develop physically through running, jumping and climbing. Play is their context for deep learning and it is critical in preschool. Let's avoid the teacher-directed and worksheet-heavy model of the preschool classroom. Let's get it right.

Where's the Beef? Obama's Valentine to Early Education

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

As James Heckman says, kids pick up the "soft skills" in preschool that allow them to work with others. "Valuable skills like how to resolve conflicts, how to share, how to negotiate, and how to talk things out."

LOOK: Photo Of Young Boy Wearing Pink Shoes To School Garners Heated Response From Parents

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Editor's Note: 12/19 -- The boy's older sister, whose January 2012 Tumblr post and photograph of her 5-year-old brother wearing pink shoes to school s...

How Curious George Helps Children's Math And Science

Posted 11.15.2012 | Education

A recent study of the popular children’s program Curious George found that the series’ television episodes and TV tie-in books positively impacted...

High-Quality Preschool Education Crucial To Economy, Society: Report

Posted 11.13.2012 | Education

In a brief released Tueday, National Education Policy Center managing director Dr. William Mathis urges policymakers to invest in high-quality prescho...

What Words Should A Preschooler Never Say?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 11.27.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

We all have our list of those words. Not the banned-by-the-FCC ones -- I figure all parents agree that those should probably not be part of a 3-year-old's vocabulary. But words that are loaded, words that are hurtful, words that feel personal.

The Greatest Impact -- Remember JCC Preschool Teacher Chris Walton

Ellen Weinreb | Posted 07.21.2012 | Impact
Ellen Weinreb

Young professionals not only want successful careers but also want to contribute to society. Usually, they assume this will happen quite seamlessly in a fast-paced corporate world.

Four-Year-Old Locked In Stifling School Bus For 5 Hours

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.14.2012 | Education

Kizzy Emerson, a 4-year-old girl from Mansfield, Ohio, was accidentally locked inside a school bus for nearly six hours, WJW reports. “Her dad p...

Preschool Teacher Sells Chili to Make Ends Meet: Where Are Our Values?

Susan Ochshorn | Posted 04.07.2012 | Education
Susan Ochshorn

Something is really wrong with this picture.

An Open Letter to Cam and Mitchell

Rev. Debra Haffner | Posted 03.21.2012 | Parents
Rev. Debra Haffner

By five or six almost every child is going to surprise their parents with the "S," "D," or even the "F" word that they overheard on the playground, bus, or even from you.