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Bridging Research, Policy, and Practice Linking Early Care and Education to K-12 Education Reform Improving Policy Literacy for ECE Professionals Promoting the Well-being of the Next Generation Highlighting Critical Early Childhood Policy Issues Advancing the Missions and Goals of Organizations

High-quality early care and education (ECE) is vital to school readiness, improved academic performance, higher school completion rates, and greater earning power. ECE PolicyWorks is a consulting firm that links early childhood research, policy, and practice, laying the foundation for healthy, successful, productive citizens.


The Case against Summer Vacation: Something Smells Fishy


ECE Policy Matters—This week, as kids and adults were wilting in the heat, Christina Duncan Evans, a high school teacher in Baltimore, made the case against summer vacation in Education Week. Yes "summer slide" is real, and it hits low-income kids the hardest. And I won't argue against inculcating children with the joy of reading and learning. But to suggest that they be tethered to technology or consigned to a narrowly focused, academic program is to pervert the notion of equity ...
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A Conversation About the Power of Play

Susan Ochshorn hosts a Google + Hangout chat with Andrew Bollington, LEGO Foundation; Geralyn McLauglin, Defending the Early Years; and Dina Buchbinder, Deportes Para Compartir
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Why ECE Policy Matters

As I'm researching and writing my book (Teachers College Press, 2015), I'm constantly crossing bridges between research, policy, and practice. In this space, look for gems I find in the field:

"Though adults often complain about their noisiness, young children are the most silent and silenced of historical actors. They rarely participate in the formal discourse that goes on over their heads, except on the most basic level ... Consequently, historians are left to describe adults' ideas about children and the institutions designed for them. To what extent does modern American society value the culture of young children?" - Barbara Beatty, Preschool Education in America

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August 18 to 19, 2014
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