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Early Care and Education
Friday, September 20, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Black teachers matter for students, and communities »
Research shows that black students who have black teachers have better academic outcomes, are suspended less often, and fa...
Friday, August 2, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Connecticut among the most expensive states when it comes to child care, research shows »
Connecticut is among the most expensive states when it comes to the affordability of child care, with data from the Econom...
Friday, August 2, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
30 Years Later, More Connecticut Kids Are Living in Poverty »
 Connecticut’s economy is failing Connecticut’s children, according to 30 years of data collected by the Annie E. Cas...
Friday, August 2, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Do English-Language Learners Get Stigmatized by Teachers? A Study Says Yes »
Students are identified as English-language learners, in theory, to prevent educational inequity, but that classification...
Friday, August 2, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Drastic budget cuts force a Childhood Center in Hartford to Close »
Families were shocked to hear that the Childhood Center on Grace Street in Hartford would be closing due to budget cuts....
Thursday, July 18, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Childcare Centers Receive Increase In Care4Kids Funding »
 For the first time in 17 years, child care centers across the state that accept Care4Kids, a state and federal subsi...
Wednesday, July 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Kindergarten behavior predicts adult earning power »
New research draws a direct link between kids’ attentiveness, aggression and friendliness in kindergarten and their adult...
Friday, May 31, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
OPINION: How to get girls into science »
It’s around preschool age that children’s concept of identity really starts to take shape. They begin to understand how ce...
Friday, May 31, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Can “playful assessments” tell us whether maker education works? »
An MIT pilot project at two schools seeks to measure hands-on, collaborative learning Read More >>>
Wednesday, April 10, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Early Childhood Video Premiere Emphasizes Importance of Coaching »
In late March, more than 100 early childhood educators and professionals attended the evening premiere of “Foundations of...
Thursday, March 14, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
We Need To Do Better: Valuing Our Zero To Three Educators »
To provide the support educators need, we have to find ways to educate our staff, families, and broader community on the i...
Monday, February 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Want to Grow the Economy? Fix the Child Care Crisis. »
Workers and employers feel pain in pocketbooks and productivity ReadyNation’s new study examining the economic impact...
Monday, February 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Here's Why More Screen Time Can Be Detrimental to Children's Brain Development »
Study Says "What too much screen time leads to is a variety of missed opportunities for learning and development," one of...
Monday, February 11, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Research Shows High-Quality Pre-K Can Pay Off, Now Let’s Deliver It »
According to research, the difference in learning resources both within and outside the home for children growing up in lo...
Friday, February 1, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Preschool Without Walls: Forest preschool? Outdoor learning trend makes its way to Louisville »
This Kentucky classroom has no computers, toys or walls. Instead, students are surrounded by an abundance of oak and maple...
Wednesday, January 23, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Want to Grow the Economy? Fix the Child Care Crisis. »
Want to Grow the Economy? Fix the Child Care Crisis. Workers and employers feel pain in pocketbooks and productivity...
Thursday, January 17, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
How a Prolonged Shutdown Could Threaten Child-Care Aid for the Needy »
The partial federal government shutdown has now stretched into its 24th day, and is the longest in history. And if negotia...
Wednesday, January 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
State Office of Early Childhood Welcomes Bye with $8.5 Million from Feds »
The Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (OEC) has announced . . . . it had been awarded an $8,591,087 federal grant – fu...
Monday, January 7, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Yes, there are online preschools. And early childhood experts say they stink. »
     Given that medical experts warn against too much screen time for young children, and given that early...
Friday, December 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Nap Time Boosts Learning, Studies Say »
For schools looking for ways to squeeze in more instructional time for young learners, preschool and kindergarten nap time...
Friday, December 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Too Much Screen Time May Affect Children's Brain Development, Early Findings Show »
Too Much Screen Time May Affect Children's Brain Development, Early Findings Show Read More>>>...
Tuesday, October 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Importance of Friendship in Preschool »
Preschool is the age when children start to make friends and build relationships with their peers. We know that friendship...
Tuesday, October 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
TEACHER VOICE: We need phonics, along with other supports, for reading »
Finding ‘a middle way for the good of students’ “Balanced literacy.” It means different things to different people. R...
Wednesday, October 31, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Grant opportunity for communities seeking to implement Family Math »
This is an opportunity for early childhood providers to implement the family engagement strategies contained in the Early...
Tuesday, October 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Apps marketed as educational don’t teach the way preschoolers need to learn »
http: Preschool is a major market in the world of apps, with more than half of apps on the Apple and Android platforms gea...
Friday, October 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Enfield and Manchester Children Are Having a Great Time Learning the Old-Fashioned Way--Through Play »
Getting parents and communities engaged in purposeful play that promotes early child development is the primary goal of a...
Thursday, October 18, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Lesson of Child Care Expenses »
It's not cheap to do education right, or even half-right. If there are any simple truths we struggle to avoid in this coun...
Thursday, October 18, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Early childhood education yields big benefits — just not the ones you think »
Any academic boost from preschool fades out after a few years. Surprisingly, it still has lifelong effects.  Kid...
Wednesday, August 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Top Reasons Child Care Programs Closed in FY 2018 »
2-1-1 Child Care collected reasons directly from child care programs that closed, did not renew their license, or, stopped...
Tuesday, August 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bad Teaching for Preschoolers? There Are Lots of Apps for That »
Although educational apps for preschoolers abound, many don't include sound teaching strategies. Read More
Monday, July 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Applicant Background Check Management System-Coming Soon »
ABCMS is a new background check database designed to support your work Coming Soon -- Expect September 2018 Read More
Wednesday, June 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Hechinger Report: Who should pay for preschool for the middle class? »
Universal preschool has a significant positive effect on reading scores of children from low-income homes, but programs ta...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Students, Teachers Get To Pick From 45,000 Free Books At Hartford Event »
“Learning shouldn’t stop when school lets out and these efforts are providing kids the opportunity to feed and stimulate t...
Thursday, June 7, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Connecticut Provides Resources to Ease Transition to Kindergarten »
Education leaders in Connecticut are taking steps to help ease the transition of children into kindergarten. Read More
Wednesday, May 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Grant to help East Hartford schools improve family involvement »
The school system has received $596,000 in additional grant money this year from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving...

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