April 28th is National Superhero Day. Guest author Ruth Ebenstein shares how this kindergarten teacher taught her class to appreciate the everyday heroes in their lives-and the heroism that lives within them.
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November 03, 2016
Access to universal Pre-K, while critical in early childhood education -- is not enough to raise floor for every child.
November 25, 2014
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September 11, 2014
It is in the interest of some potential students and their families that we begin to advocate in earnest for an enriched pre-school experience.
July 06, 2014
A door is opening for us. The pediatricians are ready to help. 62,000 of them belong to this organization that has decided to encourage reading to young children. This is an incredible opportunity not to be missed; increasingly, children need their health care providers and educators to be working together.
April 03, 2014
We have trivialized play to be an optional activity, relegated to children, and only as an extracurricular activity. What if we understood play to be as important as good nutrition, healthy sleep habits, and mental health?
February 20, 2014
Building resilience skills should begin early but does not stop after children leave their preschool years. As a society, we should focus on helping children become stronger academically, as equally as we do their social and emotional wellbeing.
November 14, 2013
Let's figure out how to ensure we can close the learning gap our 4 and 5 year olds living in poverty carry with them throughout their school careers.
November 10, 2013
As leaders, teachers and consumers of these technologies, we must get ahead of this tidal wave and maximize their use in our schools. We hope to lead with this technology, not be led by it.