Marin Voice: Long-lasting lessons learned in early childhood education

The Marin Independent Journal – Amy Reisch “In 1988, the author Robert Fulghum published a little flip book titled, “All I Ever Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” “These are the things I learned,” he wrote: “Share everything; play fair; don’t hit...

Understanding L.A. Unified’s new pre-kindergarten programs

The Los Angeles Times – Sonali Kohli “Understanding all the pre-kindergarten programs can be daunting for parents in L.A. these days. L.A. Unified has some new programs — with new names — that can be a challenge to navigate for what is typically a...

The benefits of teaching children foreign languages

The Technician Online – Daniel Root “One who speaks three languages is called “trilingual.” One who speaks two languages is called “bilingual.” One who speaks only one language is American. According to a Forbes Magazine article, less than 20 percent of...

Little Kids With Big Vocabularies Start School Ready To Learn

Futurity – Jessica Buterbaugh “Two-year-olds who know lots of words are more likely to start kindergarten ready to read, to do math, and to pay attention, a new study suggests. Previous research has shown that children who are doing better academically in...

Helping Your Child Improve Reading Skills

The Huffington Post – Alan E. Guttmacher “…reading is a wonderful way to expand children’s worlds and to bond children and caregivers, and one that can start at birth. It also is a crucial way to help children gain the language and literacy...