When University of Maryland Associate Professor Geetha Ramani and her colleagues visit early learning classrooms, they’re known as the “game people.” Ramani’s research shows not only the importance of teaching math skills, but also the effectiveness of what might seem like an obvious tactic: Make it fun.
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Identifying disorders like anxiety or depression in children is challenging and important. What if it could be done quickly?
Researchers have known that paying attention to behavior — including executive function — in young children can offer important clues to learning capability, as well as interventions that parents or clinicians may want to employ.
Tomorrow’s workforce is in preschool today. How can today’s early learning prepare tomorrow’s job seekers? An Omidyar Network report examines global trends.
Where does early learning actually occur? Harvard’s Saul Zaentz Early Education Initiative reveals the types of learning and care settings where Massachusetts three-and four-year-olds spend their time.
Yesterday we highlighted the new report from the Aspen Institute: “From a Nation at Risk to a Nation at Hope: Recommendations from the National Commission on Social, Emotional, & Academic Development.” Today we offer the recommendations.
A key conclusion: “Children learn best when we treat them as human beings, with social and emotional as well as academic needs.”