December 2011 Archives

It's been a fun ride writing about early childhood for Education Week, but it's time for me to move on to new challenges. Early Years will be on hold until a new blogger takes over. At the same time Early Years makes a temporary downshift, early childhood is on the threshold of some big changes. Soon we'll know who won the federal Early Learning Challenge, and the winners will begin bringing to life their ambitious plans for early care and education from birth to five. My money's on Colorado and Pennsylvania to be among the winners, and I'd add Hawaii ...

Kids and tech expert Lisa Guernsey discusses the latest research on kids and media and offers advice for holiday tech giving: give time with tech. If you're going to give a Wii or Kinect, make time for family game nights. In the end, it's the fun interactions you have with your kids that will matter long after the tech toys bite the dust.


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