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Societal violence and the treatment of children

I’m still taking notes from Peter Gray’s Free to Learn:

“…recently, research involving many types of societies has shown systematic relationships between a society’s structure and its treatment of children… 206 more words

Social And Political Contexts

Invest in our Future

In 1967 a group of concerned citizens saw an urgent need for quality care for the children of economically disadvantaged, working parents. Aware that adequate childcare and quality preschool education could transform the lives of these children and families, they created the Child Development Association. 240 more words


Are we really providing enough FREE play?

I’m still reading “It’s okay not to share” by Heather Shumaker and this week I have been thinking a lot about this quote:

“Dr. James Christie and Dr.

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The Learning Community Is Not a “Failed Experiment”!

The “Learning Community” represents an experiment being conducted in Omaha, Nebraska, where I live, to determine whether the entire metro area can work together to close, or at least narrow, the academic achievement gap between low-income and middle class students. 322 more words

Jack Heidel

North Point Community Church $50,000 Challenge

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$50,000 Challenge Grant!

CDA’s fabulous partner, North Point Community Church is offering a $50,000 matching gift challenge to support our Parents As Teachers program. 111 more words


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


If Everyone Wants Preschool, Why Isn’t It Growing?

This entry is cross-posted to The National Journal’s Education Insiders blog in response to the prompt “If Everyone Wants Preschool, Why Isn’t It Growing” from Fawn Johnson: 337 more words