- Is the Call for Universal Pre-K Warranted?
NPR Linda Wertheimer and Shankar Vedantam, February 18, 2013
- Pre K-O The story of Oklahoma’s publicly funded pre-school program.
- Head Start Impact Evaluation Report Finally Released
By Lindsey Burke and David B. Muhlhausen, Ph.D., The Heritage Foundation
- Details of Obama’s plan to expand early education emerge
Governing.com, February 14, 2013
- The State of the 4-Year Olds
By Gail Collins, Published: February 13, 2013
- In Alabama, a Model for Obama’s Push to Expand Preschool
By Motoko Rich, Published: February 14, 2013
- North Syracuse Full-Day Kindergarten: What Happens Next?
NCC News Posted on April 1, 2013 by Rachel Leuthauser
- National Conference of State Legislatures
- New Research: Early Education as Economic Investment
- The push for pre-kindergarten: Has the time come for universal early education?
By Paul Riede, The Post-Standard
- Dr. Bettye Caldwell, early education pioneer: For any toddler, the real ‘Head Start’ begins with love
By Sean Kirst, The Post-Standard
- Expand Access to High-Quality Early Care and Education for Infants and Toddlers
- No, they’re not on drugs: Business leaders who embrace early childhood education
By Brigid Schulte, Published: August 1 at 7:00 am
- Changing Schools – Early Childhood Education: Quality Counts
Summer 2013 issue from the Midwest’s Regional Education Lab focuses on Early Childhood Education.
- To Encourage Kids’ Health, Pediatricians Add Reading to Essential Check-Up List
PBS Newshour national literacy program Reach Out and Read reaches kids in a place where they are almost guaranteed to visit: the doctor’s office. Special correspondent John Merrow meets a new breed of pediatrician — part doctor, part teacher — who help parents share books with their children to improve and encourage cognitive development.
- Long-term health outcomes as one of the variables impacted by early education – James Heckman
- Op-Ed Columnist Nicholas Kristof – Oklahoma! Where the Kids Learn Early
- Early Childhood Data Collaborative Report 2013 State of States’ Early Childhood Data Systems
- Each and Every Child: A Strategy for Education Equity and Excellence
Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) February 2013
- Head Start Research: Third Grade Follow-up to the Head Start Impact Study
OPRE Report 2012-45 October 2012
- Chemung County School Readiness Project Evaluation Report 09.27.12
- Early Childhood Education for All A Wise Investment
- Recommendations arising from “The Economic Impacts of Child Care and Early Education:
- Financing Solutions for the Future” a conference sponsored by Legal Momentum’s Family Initiative and the MIT Workplace Center
- National Child Care Association, “The National Economic Impacts of the Child Care Sector,” National Child Care Association, 2002
- The Role of Transportation in Selected Syracuse Child Care Centers
Fall 2006 Community Benchmarks Program The Maxwell School of Syracuse University
- Laying the Foundation for Literacy
Fall 2009 Community Benchmarks Program
- “The Return on Investment (ROI) From Adult Education and Training,”
McGraw-Hill School Education Group.
- Onondaga County Health Department Annual Report
- We Can Do Better Child Care Aware® of America’s Ranking ofState Child Care Center Regulations and Oversight 2013 Update
- Family-based training program improves brain function, cognition, and behavior in lower socioeconomic status preschoolers
U. OREGON (US) — Preschoolers in Head Start who took part in an additional intervention showed significant improvement in behavior and attention, and their parents had reduced levels of stress.
- Markers that Matter: Success Indicators in Early Learning and Education
This new report developed by FSG with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, distills a set of 48 early childhood indicators that reflect healthy development of young children. The report also highlights 10 emerging themes, areas that are not sufficiently addressed by existing indicators and where further inquiry is needed.
- The $4 Billion Deficit
- Ratcheting Up Investment in Early Childhood Education, June 2013
Published by the New York City Comptroller’s Office
- School Readiness and Early Grade Reading: Schenectady’s Children at Risk
Explores the birth-to-eight framework related to 3rd grade reading proficiency in Schenectady, NY
Rosalind Kotz, Ph.D. and Scot Felderman, B.S. May 6, 2013
- Strengthening the Pre-K Investment: A Working Forum
- The forum highlighted the 2010 Winning Beginning NY report Strengthening the Pre-K Investment: Next Steps to a Winning Beginning for Every Child in New York State. The report includes new data and lessons learned in the first 12 years of Pre-K implementation. The recommendations propose strategies to improve Pre-K as part of a comprehensive early care and learning system. Download 8-page summary
- “Making Prekindergarten Truly Universal in New York State: A Rights-Based Proposal”
Center for Children’s Initiatives and Campaign for Educational Equity, Pre-K financing proposal, August 2013
- New Haven Early Childhood Council Strategic Plan
- Little Kids Need Conversation to Pick Up Language
- Investing in Our Future: The Evidence Base on Preschool Education, October 2013
- At-home therapy a ‘lifeline’ for minority moms
Even in the face of poverty and personal histories of abuse or violence, such help can have far reaching benefits not only for mothers, but also for their children, say the authors.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Rochester
- Tackling Toxic Stress – multi-part series of journalistic articles planned and commissioned by the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University examines how policymakers, researchers, and practitioners in the field are re-thinking services for children and families based on the science of early childhood development and an understanding of the consequences of adverse early experiences and toxic stress.
- A Snap Shot of Child Care in CNY: 2013 – Child Care Solutions
- Early Education and Care in New York State
- Double Jeopardy: How Third-Grade Reading Skills and Poverty Influence High School Graduation
2012, Hernandez, Donald J.The Annie E. Casey Foundation; Center for Demographic Analysis, University at Albany, State of New York; Foundation for Child Development
NYS Council on Children and Families
- National Women’s Law Center Early Learning Campaign
- The National Institute for Early Education Research
- The Center on the Developing Child – Harvard University
- Early Childhood Research and Practice
- Research on Early Childhood Education Outcomes
- Too Small To Fail
- ARE WE CRAZY ABOUT OUR KIDS? a “pre-release” from the forthcoming series The Raising of America on early childhood health and development
- Public Policy Forum: Research on Early Childhood Education Outcomes
- The School Ready Child (Infographic from ZERO TO THREE)
- Chemung County School Readiness Project
- Chemung County School Readiness Project
Webinar – Video Conference file
- First Five Years Fund
Poll shows that 70% of Americans Support Universal Preschool, July 31, 2013
Respondents to the survey commissioned by the nonprofit First Five Years Fund also have a sense of urgency around the need for universal preschool. More than 85 percent said it was important, and it ranked second only to increasing jobs and economic growth. Three in five want Congress to take action now instead of waiting to consider it later.
- Docs for Tots
brings together children’s doctors and communities to promote practices, policies and investments in children from prenatal to age five that foster children’s healthy development and future success.
Early Learning Updates October 2013
- Alliance for Early Childhood Finance
- Child Care Solutions
- Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County
- P.E.A.C.E. Inc. Head Start
- Success by 6
- Syracuse City School District Early Childhood Programs
- ABC Cayuga
Cayuga County’s Early Childhood Initiative
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