As one of her first acts as Mayor of Rochester, NY, Lovely Warren convened an Early Learning Council. Since then, the Mayor and her city have become national leaders in connecting children, parents, and early education. How does she do it? That’s what we discussed.
A deeper look provides excellent insights and inspiration for policymakers who seek to make impact in their own local communities or states.
Maybe it’s a snow day. Maybe rain. Or, maybe you just need someplace new to take your child that doesn’t involve waterslides, bouncy houses or pizza! There are plenty of excellent — and (many) free — art classes for children across the country.
According to the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale, about 94 percent of New York City’s prekindergarten programs “met or exceeded a threshold that predicts positive student outcomes after pre-K.”
Beyond the way children learn through play, it also can help kids heal from trauma. The Lego Foundation is teaming with Sesame Street to help children caught in global refugee crises.
How has Hayat Pharmacy established collaborations with other leading Milwaukee institutions to support Milwaukee early learning? You’ll want to find out.
How does a public preschool program enable thousands of mothers with young children to enter the workforce? A Center for American Progress study explains.
How are cities and towns grappling with a host of urgent challenges? According to Tonja Rucker of the National League of Cities, mayors and city leaders are testing cutting-edge strategies and developing bold solutions that place children at the center of every decision.
“No Small Matter is the first feature documentary to explore the most overlooked, underestimated, and powerful force for good in America today: early childhood education… The film lays out the overwhelming evidence for the importance of the first five years, and reveals how our failure to act on that evidence has resulted in an everyday crisis for American families, and a slow-motion catastrophe for the country.”