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Fab labs to launch in early childhood programs


May 5, 2016 Quality and Curriculum

Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM  (TIES), a developer of digital fabrication laboratories (fab labs) and STEM curriculum and school design, has been named a partner in the Federal government’s new Early Education STEM initiative. TIES is among a group of leaders who participated in April’s Early Learning Symposium hosted by The White House, in partnership with the U.S. Departments of…

Research on ten early childhood education programs


May 5, 2016 AccessOutcomesQuality and Curriculum
Darien Wynn

Under President Obama’s stewardship, initiatives to expand access to high-quality early childhood programs have sparked heated political debate. Aiming to ground policy makers and education leaders in this conversation, a recent report from the American Enterprise Institute examines the effectiveness of early childhood education by analyzing and summarizing studies of the country’s ten best-known pre-K…

Answers to your top preschool questions


May 5, 2016 Economics and FinanceOutcomesQuality and Curriculum
Megan Krueger

How much does preschool cost? When should my child start preschool? You've got questions about preschool and we've got answers!

Business leaders say early childhood education funding is key to filling STEM jobs in future


April 28, 2016 OutcomesQuality and Curriculum
Doug Finke

Some Illinois business leaders said Wednesday the state needs to invest more in early childhood programs to ensure students will be prepared for future careers in fields requiring math and science education. Members of ReadyNation Illinois called on lawmakers to support a $75 million increase in early childhood programs that can help prevent children from…

Baby TALK Early Head Start receives award of excellence


April 26, 2016 AssessmentOutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations
Anthony Wilder

Baby TALK has been recognized by ExceleRate as a top early learning and development provider. Baby TALK Early Head Start received the Gold Circle of Quality designation from ExceleRate Illinois. ExceleRate is a comprehensive system that allows early childhood programs to apply to be recognized for the services that they offer to their families. Gold…

Can more money fix America’s schools?


April 25, 2016 Economics and FinanceQuality and Curriculum
Cory Turner & Claire McInerny

Before her family moved closer to the city, where they could afford more living space, she attended the more affluent Upper Moreland district, which is predominantly white and, according to state and local records, spends about $1,200 more per student than William Penn. That difference adds up, Jameria says, to better buildings, smaller class sizes,…

Costs climbing for pre-K education


April 25, 2016 Economics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityQuality and CurriculumState & Local
Max Dible

According to numbers released last week by the Economic Policy Institute, the average cost of full-time child care for a 4-year-old in Hawaii, either in preschool or at a daycare center, is $9,312. The average price of in-state college tuition in Hawaii was $8,216. The institution’s estimates vary somewhat from those generated by Child Care…

Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM to Develop Early Childhood Fab Labs in Head Start Programs Throughout the U.S.


April 21, 2016 Quality and Curriculum
Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM

Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM (TIES), a leader in developing Digital Fabrication Laboratories (Fab Labs) and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) curriculum and school design, has been named a partner in the Federal government’s new Early Education STEM initiative. TIES is the first organization to deliberately build a Fab Lab – a maker…

Age of Learning Offers Comprehensive Kindergarten Readiness Resources to Families and Educators


April 21, 2016 AssessmentOutcomesQuality and CurriculumWorkforce
PR Newswire

Recognized as the No. 1 digital learning resource for young children, the award-winning ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy has become a trusted curriculum for millions of parents and more than 65,000 teachers across the United States. To further support families and early childhood educators in preparing children for kindergarten, Age of Learning, Inc., the creator of…

Irving ISD expands pre-K options, stresses importance of early education


April 21, 2016 AccessOutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & Local
Monica Hernandez

As enrollment for next school year begins, there’s a new push across DFW to get children in pre-K. Irving ISD is starting a new program aimed at boosting enrollment. For a group of eager four and five years olds inside, every new lesson was a reason to celebrate.   At pre-K, they’re learning not just…