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Education Advantage Video Series: Flip the Paradigm

Education Advantage Video Series: Flip the Paradigm

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Education Advantage Video Series: The Poverty Paradigm

Education Advantage Video Series: The Poverty Paradigm

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Education Advantage Video Series: Separate But Not Equal

Education Advantage Video Series: Separate But Not Equal

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Separate But Not Equal (Video 2)

Separate But Not Equal (Video 2)

View “Separate But Not Equal,” the second of the three part Education Advantage video series. The Education Advantage video series: Part 1: The Poverty Paradigm Part 2: Separate But Not Equal Part 3: Flip the Paradigm  ... Read the full article >
Suggested Reading

Suggested Reading

The Economics of Early Childhood Investments Executive Office of the President of the United States This White House report introduces the early childhood investments being made in the United States and how children, parents and society as a whole benefit. The report goes into further detail explaining the effects of... Read the full article >
Quality Preschool Matters

Quality Preschool Matters

Mark* entered preschool at three years old with limited verbal skills, behavior challenges, and a lack of basic social skills. I will never forget the day he climbed into the sand table and contently sat there playing and exploring. It was evident that he had a long way to go... Read the full article >
Right From the Start: Scaling Up Early Childhood Coaching

Right From the Start: Scaling Up Early Childhood Coaching

Many school districts and professional development entities use coaches to “tighten the connection between the training they provide in external institutes and teachers’ application of the strategies in their classrooms” [4]. To that end, training coupled with coaching and mentoring opportunities – which involve modeling positive instructional approaches and allow... Read the full article >
Understanding the “Why”: How Research is Improving Early Childhood Education

Understanding the “Why”: How Research is Improving Early Childhood Education

Researchers for the National Research Council[1] agree that brain development from birth to age five is more aggressive than at any other point in a person’s life, even though our brains continue to grow through adulthood. According to research compiled by ZERO TO THREE National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families[2],... Read the full article >
CEO Message: Early Childhood Education: The Key to Success

CEO Message: Early Childhood Education: The Key to Success

Up to 90 percent of brain development happens in the first five years of life. An early investment in educational quality for our youngest learners pays dividends in the way of preparedness for school, college and career, and life. By contrast, a poor start can account for long-lasting, nearly impossible... Read the full article >
Success in School and in Life: It Starts at Birth

Success in School and in Life: It Starts at Birth

Return on Investment According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), early brain development is strongly affected by the child’s surroundings and experiences. Children who have positive, educational early childhood experiences are more likely to experience school success, have higher graduation rates, demonstrate higher proficiency in math and language skills, have better cognitive... Read the full article >