“How Investing in Preschool Education Beats the Stock Market…” — December 12, 2016 KPBS
Quality early education programs are expensive upfront. But as research proves the returns are enormous; the investment well worth it.
“Study Finds Reading to Children of All Ages Grooms Them to Read More on Their Own” — January 8, 2015 New York Times
Fewer children are reading books for fun according to a new report released by Scholastic.
“The building blocks of a good preschool” — Oct. 22, 2014 New York Times
What does good preschool education look like?
“Quality of words not quantity is crucial to language skills, study finds” — Oct. 17, 2014 New York Times
A study found that the caliber of the words spoken to young children was more valuable than the number of words heard in the development of a child’s language skills.
“Is E-reading to your child story time, or simply screen time?” — Oct. 12, 2014 New York Times
As children’s books, just like all the other ones, migrate to digital media, parents, pediatricians and researchers are struggling to find out if reading an e-book should be considered story time.
“UW research on brain activity delivers lessons on how kids learn” — Sept. 22, 2014 Seattle Times
Scientists at the UW are figuring out what happens as children learn — and how to assist those who struggle. Their discoveries are already helping parents and schools.
“New Funding Gives Preschool Accessibility and Quality” – Sept. 2014 Orcas Issues
The three-year “demonstration project” will make early childhood preschool education accessible to all Orcas Island children and increase the quality of early childhood education all children on Orcas receive.
“Preschoolers to receive boost” – Aug. 21, 2014 Island Sounder
Orcas Island’s four pre-schools have combined school fundraising, parent tuition and community-based “investment” dollars to provide all Orcas three- to five-year-olds access to quality early childhood education.
“Preschoolers get an educational boost” – Aug. 15, 2014 Orcas Issues
While research is clear that early access to quality education is a win for all, what has been missing is the political will to adequately fund early childhood education from the State level.
Learning from Legos” – March 16, 2014 New York Times
Building-block toys resonate in today’s technology-inflected D.I.Y. culture
“HighScope Perry Preschool Study”– November 2004 HighScope
A landmark, long-term study of the effects of high-quality early care and education on low-income three- and four-year-olds.
In a 2014 Scholastic survey of just over 1,000 children ages 6 to 17, only 31 percent said they read a book for fun almost daily, down from 37 percent four years ago. Read the Study.
“Lessons from Research and the Classroom: Implementing High Quality Pre-K that Makes a Difference for Young Children” … Read
Source: Sept. 2014 Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
UW research on brain activity delivers lessons on how kids learn
Source: Seattle Times on University of Washington ongoing brain research
Pediatrics Group to Recommend Reading Aloud to Children From Birth
Source: New York Times on AAP announcement
Improving Supports for Parents of Young Children
Source: National Center for Children in Poverty