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.
This article, the first in a new series, will highlight efforts being led by local, state and national partners of the recently launched National Collaborative for Infants and Toddlers (NCIT) to advance promising prenatal-to-three policies and programs that create and expand family support systems.
Dr. Jack P. Shonkoff, Director of Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child, presented Congressional testimony that “provides a scientific basis for critically analyzing the effects of, and response to, the family separation policy.”
A deeper look provides excellent insights and inspiration for policymakers who seek to make impact in their own local communities or states.
Last week we noted the unveiling of Raise Up Oregon: A Statewide Early Learning System Plan. The report itself merits deeper consideration.
With the most recent election cycle now firmly in the rearview mirror — and with new governors and state legislatures largely back in session — one topic increasingly heading many legislative agendas: Early childhood learning.
Many business leaders realize: If you want to secure the workforce of the future, it makes sense to start at the beginning of “the supply chain.” And that’s early learning.