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Early childhood education -- United States

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Quality Counts 2002: Building Blocks for Success

This year's Quality Counts report (last mentioned in the January 12, 2001 Scout Report) focuses on the importance of high quality learning experiences for children prior to their K-12 school years. The benefits of offering quality education at this early point can be substantial; children perform with better cognitive skills during later educational stages. Not simply an endorsement of improved...
Emotions Matter: Making the Case for the Role of Young Children's Emotional Development for Early School Readiness

In this 20-page report (released in July 2002) from the Working Paper Series at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago, Professor C. Cybele Raver offers an extended discussion of the importance of young children's emotional development in preparing for school. Throughout the report, Professor Raver reviews a great deal of existing research in order to examine whether the...
Illinois Early Learning Project

The importance of early childhood education cannot be underestimated, and there are numerous educational policy initiatives that demonstrate a nuanced understanding of this situation. The state of Illinois has recently developed this website to provide "a source of evidence-based, reliable information on early care and education for parents, caregivers, and teachers of young children". While...
Harvard Family Research Project

Since 1983, the Harvard Family Research Project (HFRP) has focused their work and research on complementary learning, which acknowledges that "children need multiple opportunities to learn and grow at home, in school, and in the community." Visitors will definitely want to check out the "Webinar Series", which can be found on the homepage. The archive consists of seven webinars consists that...