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Early-Childhood Advocates Seek A Stronger Alliance With Higher Ed.

July 10, 2002
Sean Cavanagh
Education Week

If they don’t eventually sell their ideas to new sets of decisionmakers, some early-childhood advocates argue forcefully, they will never get what they want: access to school for more children before they reach kindergarten, and higher standards for what they are taught. Forging new alliances—specifically with the nation’s colleges and universities—was a front-and-center theme at the June 24 gathering of experts in the field, called “Joining Forces: The Role of Higher Education in Preparing the Early Childhood Workforce.”