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Defending The 30 Million Word Gap

Monday, May 21, 2018

From Brookings Institute: “By the time children were 4-years-old, advantaged children had roughly 30 million more words addressed to them than the least advantaged—a finding often referred to as the ’30 million word gap’.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

Want To Fix Inequality in Education? Teach Kids to be Curious

Thursday, May 17, 2018

From Quartz Media: “Some kids might be naturally curious about dinosaurs or ancient history. But parents and educators can also teach kids to have a curious outlook on learning, notably by having them ‘engage in activities that are personally meaningful.’ A parent who wants their child to do well in a natural sciences class, for… Continue Reading Want To Fix Inequality in Education? Teach Kids to be Curious

Mindfulness Helps Children Regulate Stress

Monday, May 14, 2018

From Sarasota Herald-Tribune: “Making play-dough or listening during storytime may not seem to demand much brain power, but for some children pre-kindergarten can be just as daunting as meeting deadlines at the office.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

Quality Is Crucial to Sustaining Benefits of Pre-K

Thursday, May 10, 2018

From Education Week: “Plenty of early-childhood studies have shown that children who attend preschool start kindergarten with a measurable advantage over their peers who were not enrolled.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.