Executive functions are the foundations for young children’s academic and later employment success, and museums and libraries are uniquely positioned…
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.
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.
“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.”
Synovia Moss is a superstar change agent in Milwaukee, WI, who is galvanizing people from all neighborhoods, and across business and nonprofit sectors, to put children first. Read more to learn what’s happening in Milwaukee, a vibrant city on a great lake that doesn’t want to lose another generation.
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.”
A deeper look provides excellent insights and inspiration for policymakers who seek to make impact in their own local communities or states.
How does a public preschool program enable thousands of mothers with young children to enter the workforce? A Center for American Progress study explains.
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.