The United States needs to rethink its approach to early childhood education and care (ECEC) based on the experiences of innovative systems around the world and develop a cohesive system that is high-quality, equitable, sustainable and efficient. This is the principal finding of the groundbreaking study from the National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE), The Early … [Read more...] about The ‘Inconvenient Truths’ of Early Childhood Education and Care
The moment you pick up your children from the daycare center represents a window of opportunity to learn about how they spent their day without you. You can eagerly (and sometimes somewhat anxiously) ask the caregiver: Did my daughter drink her milk today? Did she take a nap after lunch? Did she quarrel with any of her classmates? … [Read more...] about Are Your Children Getting Quality Childcare Services?
Pilar is one and a half. She doesn’t know the names of certain objects and pictures, she struggles to follow basic directions, and she appears curious but unable to make out what’s being asked to her. Would you believe me if I told you that a book can help improve her skills? … [Read more...] about International Literacy Day: Opening Doors to Reading