November 2011 Archives

Since the stories from parents of children starting kindergarten got good response, today I'll show my own hand and tell you the tale of finding day care/preschool for my son, now 2 years old and known online as LT. Since he was born, LT has been at home, cared for by a combination of me, his dad, and a succession of part-time babysitters. We love Chicago, but don't love the fact that neither of us has family here to help out. Just over a year ago we were very lucky and found someone who has been our son's steady ...

A study released this month by the National Bureau of Economics Research challenges two key ideas in the current policy discussions around early childhood education.

Children who attended pre-K, plus half-day kindergarten were more likely to read at high levels than those who attended only full-day kindergarten, says a report from the National School Boards Association's Center for Public Education Children.

On November 4, the U.S. Department of Education announced the creation of a new Office of Early Learning, to oversee the Early Learning Challenge and coordinate other early learning efforts within the department.


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