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October 22, 2017

The Importance of Play, Recess, Mindfulness and Leadership

Common sense and a plethora of research demands we think and act differently in order to stop the growing stressors on our children and we must learn how to help them deal with this environment more effectively.

April 27, 2017

Kindergarteners Learn 'Heroes Are Everywhere'

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.

February 16, 2017

Spatial Skills: A Neglected Dimension of Early STEM Education

Guest bloggers Tamara Spiewak Toub, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, & Roberta Golinkoff encourage families, educators, and policymakers to make spatial skills a key part of all discussions of early STEM development.

November 03, 2016

An Oasis of Bipartisan Support: Why Early-Childhood Ed Matters

Access to universal Pre-K, while critical in early childhood education -- is not enough to raise floor for every child.

November 25, 2014

Plant the Seeds for Future Thanksgivings in Kindergarten

Child development and curriculum in classrooms should be inexorably linked. We both believe that as a basic tenet of all school design.

September 11, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Close the Achievement Gap Early

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

Close the Reading Gap: Partner With a Pediatrician

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

The Importance of Play

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

Developing Resilience in Our Children With Help From Sesame Street

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

Want to Close the Achievement Gap? Require Pre-K

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.

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