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Only High-Quality Early Education Programs Work

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By Ariel Fiszbein

There is increasing interest in and support for investments in early childhood development. Nobel Prize laureate Jim Heckman has become one of the most vocal voices in the US around the world arguing that investing in the human capital of young children is a fiscally responsible way of reducing costs and promoting economic growth. 502 more words


Parental Engagement with Kaymbu: A Parent's Perspective

Recently, we had a chance to chat with Hillary White, parent to Isaac and Calvin, both of whom either attend or attended Sacred Heart Preschool… 909 more words

Early Childhood Development

Montessori Children Don't Throw

When my son was around 14 months old, he started throwing things: toys, silverware, food, you name it (although he wisely never threw a glass!).  My first instinct should’ve been to stop and observe him to find out why he was throwing.   533 more words


As I’ve been thinking about writing this (required) post all week, I thought, honestly, of taking the easy way out. I’ve been immersed all semester (and beyond!) in learning about the impact of substance use disorder on families and children. 838 more words

Brain Development

Racism and imperialism in the child development discourse: deconstructing ‘developmentally appropriate practice’

One of the most influential approaches to early childhood education in North America is ‘Developmentally Appropriate Practice’ (DAP), articulated by the NAEYC. When I used Foucauldian and other perspectives to analyze the text of the DAP position statement, I found threads of implicit racism and imperialism. 414 more words

Culture And Context

Friday Features: Halloween, The Kaymbu Experience, and Ghost Craft Activities

Looking for some tips or resources for your preschool or elementary classroom? Or are you a parent looking to engage further with your young children’s education? 158 more words

Early Childhood Development

Fact sheet: Strong Women, Strong Nations: Aboriginal Maternal Health in British Columbia

Aboriginal women experience a disproportionate burden of adverse maternity experiences, including higher rates of gestational diabetes, birthing long distances from home, and post-partum depression compared to non-Aboriginal women, reports this… 60 more words

Early Childhood Development