1. If the child is social enough to separate without anxiety from their parent by age 3, he or she has the opportunity to
I hope she will always dance like this: free and uninhibited, taking up all of the space she needs and inspiring others to do the same.
When I first talked to Yvette Hwee on the phone about her wonderful online preschool startup, Playful Bee, I was captivated by her passion. She spoke enthusiastically about America's issues regarding preschool and her experiences as a mom of two young girls.
Ain't no party like a K-5 party cuz a K-5 party has crafts.
This article first appeared on QuietRev.com Dear Priscilla, My husband and I are both introverts, so it’s no surprise our
Parents only want what's best for their children -- but do we really know what's 'best' to begin with?
The budget outline just passed by Congress would make massive cuts in anti-poverty programs. The president is right to reject that stunted vision and to insist that Congress stop the cuts and re-start investing.
So many children have lost ground as the trumped-up fear of excessive debt children did not cause has been used by some in Congress to cut safety net programs we know work.
At a recent playdate, this gym-clothes-clad woman I call Mama was describing her Key Word for the coming year. She mentioned "Brave" or "Give" or "Whole." I like this idea, and so I too have adopted a word for 2015. And that word will be: NO.
To stand there watching the two of them felt odd, like we were watching gladiators or a cock fight. It felt wrong. But every time I wanted to stop them, I would look at my son's face, and he seemed all right.
Want your child to get as little out of school as possible? Here's how.
In New York City, it costs more to let a 3-year-old socialize with other 3-year-olds than it does to educate a college student. This is mind-blowing
Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson declared a War on Poverty, the United States is still not a fair playing field for millions of children afflicted by preventable poverty, hunger, homelessness, sickness, poor education and violence in the world's richest economy with a gross domestic product (GDP) of $15.7 trillion. Every fifth child (16.1 million) is poor, and every tenth child (7.1 million) is extremely poor. Children are the poorest age group and the younger they are the poorer they are. Every fourth infant, toddler and preschool child (5 million) is poor; 1 in 8 is extremely poor. A majority of our one- and two-year-olds are already children of color. In five years children of color who are disproportionately poor, nearly 1 in 3, will be a majority of all children in America and of our future workforce, military and consumers. But millions of them are unready for school, poorly educated and unprepared to face the future.
Lawmaking aligned with the science of early childhood last month when Senator Tom Harkin, Representative George Miller and
Perry Preschool teachers conducted weekly home visits to families during the two years their 3 and 4 year olds participated
Churchill famously said to Franklin Roosevelt, "Give us the tools, and we will finish the job." We can't expect our children to finish the job unless we give them better tools.
Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), a former preschool teacher, will unveil a major push for expanding early education in a speech
This is an interview with Peg Oliveira, who has taught yoga for years in schools, detention centers, preschools, after-school programs and inpatient and outpatient mental health centers for youth and adults in and around New Haven, Conn.