Early Education Clips for Week of November 10-14
Here’s a sampling of early childhood education in the news this week:
Nation’s Researchers and Academics Urge Investments in Early Childhood Education More than 500 researchers and academics from across the country released an open letter urging local, state and federal lawmakers to support greater investments in early education. The letter was released in conjunction with FFYF and the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER).
Researchers Urge U.S. Lawmakers to Prioritize Early Education – WABE Atlanta Public Radio
Researchers Publish Open Letter Favoring Public Investment in Early Education – Education Week
OTHER NATIONAL NEWS
Senate Moves Child Care Bill Forward The Senate voted to accept the House amendment to legislation reauthorizing the Child Care and Development Block Grant Program (CCDBG). Final passage could take place next week, sending the bill to the President’s desk for signature. Read More at The Hill.
New Report: Take “Two-Generation” Approach to End Poverty To break the cycle of poverty in America, programs must support both children and their parents, according to a report released this week by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Read More at Education Week.
Early Education Curriculum That Develops “Executive Function” Can Improve Academic Performance Early childhood education programs that focus on developing “executive function” – the ability to focus attention, avoid distractions, regulate impulsive behavior and retain relevant information in working memory – can improve academic achievement in kindergarten and beyond. The study was conducted by the New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. Read More at Medical Daily.
FROM THE STATES
NEW YORK: New York City Exceeds Target for Pre-K Enrollment This fall, 53,230 New York City children entered pre-kindergarten programs, meeting Mayor Bill de Blasio’s goal of enrolling more than 53,000 children this year. Read More.
INDIANA: State Begins Accepting Applications for Pre-K Pilot Program This week, Indiana education officials began taking applications from providers who want to participate in “On My Way Pre-K,” Indiana’s first state-funded preschool program. Read More.
GEORGIA: State Commissions Study on Economic Impact of Child Care Researchers at the University of Georgia and Georgia State University have been selected by the Georgia Department of Early Childhood Learning to determine the impact of child care programs on the state’s economy. Read More.