MomsRising Releases Strong Start for Strong Cities Initiative -

Supporting access to affordable, high-quality early learning begins in the heart of our communities. This past week, MomsRising released the Strong Start for Strong Cities, an initiative that supports access to affordable, high-quality early learning opportunities in cities across the country. Together with The National League of Cities and School Readiness Consulting, MomsRising released … Read More

New Study Shows that High-Quality Early Education Benefits Low-Income Infants and Toddlers -

A new study published in Child Development found that the high-quality, center-based early childhood education offered at Educare has a positive impact on the development of financially low-income infants and toddlers. The study found that Educare children after one year of enrollment, at approximately age 2, had significantly higher English language skills, fewer parent reports of problem behaviors and more positive parent-child interactions than children who did not attend Educare. Read More

At Aspen Forum, Heckman Emphasizes Importance of Quality in Early Childhood Programs -

One week after the inauguration of Donald Trump, policymakers, practitioners, researchers, and philanthropists gathered in Washington, D.C. for the Aspen Institute’s Forum on Children and Families. Among the list of impressive speakers and presenters was Nobel Laureate economist James Heckman from the University of Chicago. Professor Heckman used his time to share compelling data from his groundbreaking new … Read More