Author: Michal Sered-Schoenberg

Using Technology to Support Early Learning STEM -

In late April the White House, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Invest in US, held an event at the White House on the importance of early STEM education.  Approximately three months later, the U.S. Department of Education hosted “Early Learning in STEM”, a Google+ Hangout used to follow up on the White House symposium. Invest In US commitment makers such as The … Read More

First Focus Releases 10th Annual Children’s Budget -

This past week First Focus released its annual Children’s Budget 2016. This year’s edition offers a detailed guide of federal spending on children, an insightful resource for those seeking to improve the lives of America’s youth.  Woven throughout the report is the significance of early learning. To provide equitable opportunity for success later in life, policymakers and advocates must address the critical role of the birth through five continuum. Read More

Annie E. Casey Foundation Releases Annual KIDS COUNT Data Book -

Federal, state, and local governments have been working together with early childhood advocates to provide the nation’s most vulnerable children with better lives and end the continuous poverty cycle. With a strong and healthy beginning children are more likely to have lifelong gains that lead to upward mobility. The number of children and families being reached has grown tremendously due to Head Start, Early Head Start, Home Visiting Services … Read More

White House Regional Summit on Early Childhood Education for Dual Language Learners -

Early development of dual language learners has proven to lead to improved reading, writing and school success. High quality early learning for dual language learners has warranted powerful results from not only children, but educators and parents as well. Last week, early childhood advocates, representatives from the business and scientific research community and leaders from the Obama administration came together at the United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education … Read More

New Study Highlights Important Role of Early Relationships for Healthy Development -

Learning and development begin long before a child enters a classroom for the first time. Research has demonstrated that healthy relationships providing consistent support to a child’s development lead to better social, emotional and cognitive development, which lay the foundation for successful outcomes later in life. A new study from the Early Childhood Research Quarterly (ECRQ) tested how a close, affectionate and communicative relationship between teacher and student … Read More