The impact of high-quality early learning experiences is well established, particularly for children at risk for underachievement. Yet there have only been marginal strides in creating and supporting an infrastructure that provides all children and families with access to these crucial early learning opportunities that are so vital to our nation’s education, civic, and economic prosperity.
Source: National Association of Elementary School Principals
Available at: http://www.naesp.org/transforming-early-childhood-education-pre-k-grade-3
We told you not long ago about a buzz of activity in states and districts aimed at making sure the youngest students are getting all the monitoring and support they need as they learn to read. Now a new report explores key policies needed to align early-childhood learning experiences with elementary school.
Source: Education Week
Available at: http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2011/07/report_explores_steps_to_prek-.html?cmp=ENL-EU-NEWS2