Australia lagging developed world on early-childhood education

The Sydney Morning Herald – Deborah Brennan and Sam Crosby “All over the developed world, a revolution has occurred in the way childcare services are viewed: from mere child minding to vital early-childhood education. Globally, early-childhood education...

Early childhood education is a moral imperative

The Des Moines Register – Bishop Julius C. Trimble “Last month, I attended a screening in Des Moines of the PBS documentary “A Path Appears,” which features actress Jennifer Garner traveling to rural West Virginia to see the effect poverty has...

Early education boosts health, reduces costs

The Times-Tribunes – David Hawk “I find it very exciting that there is evidence showing quality early childhood programs can be used to prevent chronic disease, thus increasing productivity and reducing health spending. Research shows that adults who...

Latino Educators Stress Making Early Childhood Education A Priority

NBC News – Jessica Montoya Coggins “Recently a group of leaders, researchers and activists arrived at Chicago’s Erikson Institute to attend an Early Learning Symposium, with the aim of boosting Latino educational outcomes. Organized by The White...

Kindergarten Readiness, Part 2

The Huffington Post – Dr. Rebecca Palacios “In this post, I will share many of the early academic indicators of kindergarten readiness. The list is by no means comprehensive, but it will provide families with an understanding of what will be expected of...

Hooper: Early education builds the military

The Tampa Bay Tribune – Staff Writer “Retired Rear Adm. Casey W. Coane delivered a calm, data-driven speech to a group of business leaders Tuesday, but his message screamed like an air siren warning of an impending attack. Coane is a member of Mission:...