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Early Education Is Everyone's Issue

President Obama used his penultimate State of the Union to call for a significant expansion in college access and increased investments in early childhood. This follows his administration's efforts in the last two years to increase funding and investments in high quality preschool and early …

Opening economic doors with early childhood education

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Terry McAuliffe: Quality Preschool Education Closes the Readiness Gap | The Report | US News

Improving early education is critical.(Getty Images)<p>The research is clear: The early years of a child’s life are some of the most formative for his …

Early Childhood Education Is Critical for our Own Kids' Future -- and the Nation's

<i>Kris Perry</i><p>With so much discussion and debate going on about how to improve our nation's schools, we must also be thinking of smart, proven ways to invest in children's development that are more than just corrective steps. And nowhere can we make a smarter investment than in the earliest years - …

The Importance of Early Childhood Education: A Teacher’s Perspective

When children are young, they are learning sponges. You can never have a greater impression on a person than when they are in their early childhood …

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Early Childhood Education Doesn't End with Pre-K

It’s Meet the Teacher Day for new kindergartners and their families, anywhere from Atlanta to Seattle. Before they arrive, a kindergarten teacher …

Report debunks ‘earlier is better’ academic instruction for young children

The debate about appropriate curriculum for young children generally centers on two options: free play and basic activities vs. straight academics (which is what many kindergartens across the country have adopted, often reducing or eliminating time for play). A new report, “Lively Minds: …

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