Early Childhood Education

Seize the opportunity, expand early-child learning

"Seize the opportunity, expand early-child learning." That was the message in an op-ed signed by John E. Pepper Jr., Former chairman and CEO of Procter & Gamble, James M Zimmerman, former chairman and CEO of Macy's; Stephanie Byrd, exective director of Success By 6; and Greg Landsman, executive director of the Strive Partnership June 28th.  [...] more about Seize the opportunity, expand early-child learning

Can't Wait on State for Preschool

In response to Krista Ramsey's column, "It's Simple: Preschool Works, But It's Costly," Executive Director of the Strive Partnership, Greg Landsman, and Executive Director of United Way Success By 6, Stephanie Byrd, write a compelling article outlining the current efforts underway to help improve early childhood education experiences in our region, as well as where the gaps still exist and how we might fill them.  [...] more about Can't Wait on State for Preschool

Preschool Works, But it Costs: The Cost and Benefits for a Quality Preschool Experience

In her April 28th editorial, Krista Ramsey discusses the benefits of preschool as well as the barriers to giving every child a high-quality Pre-K experience. Examining budget cuts, preschool wait-lists, long-term benefits of preschool, "cost ineffectiveness of too-late remedial work," per-pupil spending, and the opinions of educators and parents, Ramsey concludes with a quote from Deborah Bradshaw, director of early childhood education for CPS: [...] more about Preschool Works, But it Costs: The Cost and Benefits for a Quality Preschool Experience

Occupy the Classroom

In his New York Times article, Nicholas Kristof explores the importance of early childhood education, particularly in battling the kind of inequality being highlighted by Occupy Wallstreet:

"Most of the proposed remedies involve changes in taxes and regulations, and they would help. But the single step that would do the most to reduce inequality has nothing to do with finance at all. It’s an expansion of early childhood education." [...] more about Occupy the Classroom

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