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In dark days of coronavirus, a little kindness can restore students’ faith

March 26, 2020
Liz Willen

Early-childhood expert: Why child-care centers should be closed during the coronavirus crisis

March 26, 2020
Valerie Strauss

Child care providers are feeling an unprecedented squeeze. Now, they’re asking for help.

March 20, 2020
Erica Meltzer, Cassie Walker Burke

How to Keep School Rhythm and Routines for Young Children at Home

March 20, 2020
Reshan Richards (Columnist) and Stephen J. Valentine (Columnist)

Navigating Uncertain Times: How Schools Can Cope With Coronavirus

March 20, 2020


Pre-K programs slowly expand

March 4, 2020
Kim Hart

Communities are starting to prioritize pre-kindergarten programs to boost children’s school performance — as well as to provide quality childcare for parents who need to work. Why it matters: “This is more than just an educational issue. It’s a public health issue, an economic and workforce development issue, and a child poverty issue,” said Olivia Allen,…

Newsom’s Budget Builds on California’s Early Education Momentum

March 4, 2020
Aaron Loewenberg

2019 was a momentous year for California’s young children and their families. On June 27, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a 2019–20 budget that made historic investments in early childhood education. Specifically, the budget included about $5.5 billion in spending for child care and pre-K.

Perspectives on Leadership in Early Education: “We are wired to be in safety mode”

March 3, 2020
Nonie Lesaux, Megan Bock, and Stephanie Jones

In this interview, we talk with Lisa Lahey, professor at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, and co-founder and co-director at Minds at Work, an organization that works with senior leaders and teams to promote learning in the workplace. Lahey’s research focuses on identifying the individual’s psychological and behavioral barriers to change, which she and her…

A federal grant will allow Michigan to improve access to early childhood programs for families

January 10, 2020
Lori Higgins

In State of the State, Colorado governor points to ‘systemic problem’ in school funding, pitches preschool expansion

January 10, 2020
Erica Meltzer