“There are lots of common misconceptions about how young children engage in STEM learning.” What are they? Read on…
Whether it’s baby talk, singing while changing a diaper, describing the food during meal time, or just plain chatter, parents and caregivers who talk to their infants can make a real difference for their children.
New research provides excellent recommendations for delivering key knowledge to new parents “with direct implications for programs, policy, and practice.”
Parenting is hard. First time parents have it even harder, given that these parents have never done it before. New research shows that helping first-time parents better understand parenting skills translate into improved outcomes for children and society.
In the roundup: Asking toddlers questions while reading helps with their development; new early learning case studies for superintendents; and in Tennessee, an education group encourages gubernatorial hopefuls to boost early childhood learning
The Marshmallow Test has sparked debate and inspired replication for more than 40 years. Is it a true measurement of executive function skills and therefore predictive of life success for all children or not so for less advantaged children? Read on as Ellen Galinsky sorts out the original, and subsequent, studies.
Curiosity is a key part of early childhood learning. How can we nurture curious kids? The Character Lab offers a playbook with overview, facilitation guide, prep activity, and lots more.
“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.”
In the roundup: Why teachers are the early education key; two new study grants; IL report means early learning opportunity
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.