On November 9, the 2017 ALAS-IDB (Inter-American Development Bank) Early Childhood Development Awards were distributed in the four categories of best early childhood educator, best early childhood center, best children’s book, and best innovation in early childhood education. The work of each of the finalists resonated deeply with me. Lessons about hope and common humanity … [Lee más...] about What can we gain from Early Childhood Education?
A couple of weeks ago my oldest daughter showed up at home with a couple of friends on Saturday. Upon arrival, he asked me for the tablet. Of course, as the responsible father that I am, my first reaction was to ask her why they wanted it. Her answer surprised me; I quickly replied that of course she could use it. … [Lee más...] about The challenge of working as a team in Latin America – How did the region do in the new PISA assessment of social competencies?
The ALAS-IDB awards represent the emblematic commitment of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the ALAS Foundation to promote the development of early childhood in Latin America and the Caribbean. … [Lee más...] about 12 transformative initiatives for early childhood
Is daycare a bad investment for Latin America? Last May at the IDB we had a great opportunity to discuss this central policy question for the region at the launching of the Book Cashing in on education. This question was also the title of the blog posted after the event by Justin Sandefur, one of the panelists, where two main policy alternatives were discussed: childcare … [Lee más...] about False economies: Childcare centers vs. Home visits – Round 1!
How many shades of green are there? Mother Nature and Crayola would say thousands. But the way the climate is changing, we might be coloring some regions in browns. That’s why we have to protect the global environment. But who can do such a task? Well, all those little hands that draw those perfect pictures can also create great outdoor scenes: live ones; ones that move, … [Lee más...] about The Greening of Little Ones!