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Where Early Childhood Research, Policy, and Practice Intersect

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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.


Bill de Blasio's Pre-K Expansion: A Model for Other Cities?


ECE Policy Matters—Universal prekindergarten is a hot topic these days, stirring up big emotions. Do we target scarce resources to those children most in need? Or do we make preschool available to all? This policy debate has been long-standing, and vociferous. Now all eyes are on New York City, and the panic is palpable. What happens if we fail? We need a big win with impeccable implementation and outcomes, the naysayers warn. But where's the long view? ... [read article]


Susan Ochshorn's Posts on Preschool:

Chester Finn Scales the Unsavory Heights of Preschool Zealotry
Russ Whitehurst’s One-Man Crusade Against Early Childhood Education
Go West, Bill de Blasio: Land of Inequality-Busting

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Why ECE Policy Matters

As I'm moving into the home stretch of my book, Squandering America's Future - Why ECE Policy Matters for Equality, Our Economy and Our Children (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:

"How can we structure education to encourage the active participation of students of color, and, for that matter, of all students? How can we improve the education of the ‘minority' children who are likely to soon comprise the majority of children in our public schools? How can we lessen the ‘modern prejudice' that pervades our society, alienating and disempowering large segments of our population? I believe a reconceptualization of how we structure teacher education may provide the beginnings of a solution for all these issues." - Lisa Delpit, Other People's Children

  Seize the Moment: Rise to the Challenge of Pre-K
Teachers College
New York City

January 28, 2015
  National Families & Fathers Conference
Los Angeles, CA
February 17 to 20, 2015
  NYCAEYC Conference
Brooklyn, NY
February 28, 2015
  Higher Ground-Taking Quality to Scale
BUILD Initiative
National Harbor, MD

July 15 to 17, 2015
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