Last month, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a policy statement calling for a ban on physical discipline for children. Here are seven of the most effective discipline approaches.
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.”
How does Girl Scouts of America start shaping young girls into strong, successful adults? As CEO Sylvia Acevedo describes, it begins with early education.
Building successful early learning programs is hard. Figuring out how to do it in some of the hardest to reach corners of the globe? That’s a case for Cynthia McCaffrey, director of UNICEF’s Office of Innovation.
What do we learn in the womb? Science writer Annie Murphy Paul discussed the research.
With 95 percent of all children living in “the majority world in developing countries” – but with only 5 percent of the early learning research coming from these locations – Aleem Walji, CEO of Aga Khan Foundation USA, is focused on bringing knowledge on what it takes to develop a child’s brain to parents, policymakers, teachers, doctors, nurses and front-line caregivers around the world.
Northwestern Professor Kirabo Jackson explains the economics of education investment. The key? Start with early learning and continue.
It might seem obvious why developing motivation matters to people directly charged with teaching or raising children. But what about society at large?
Beyond the science that explains the connection between child brain development and motivation, parents, caregivers and practitioners can take specific actions to help the process.
What inspires motivation? A new study from Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child looks at the brain — specifically, the early years of childhood development.
How can parents turn every day moments with their children – bath time, meal-time, even trips to the laundromat – into learning moments for their kids? Patti Miller, CEO of Too Small to Fail, explains.