Category: Preschool and Primary

Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary, Secondary Education

Pandemic Parenting Was Already Relentless. Then Came Summer.

June 26, 2020

Via: NY Times

American parents spend more time and money on their children than ever — and that was before the pandemic. Now, with remote school ending for the summer and a far-from-normal fall expected, parenting is becoming only more demanding. It’s not […]

Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Remote Learning Taught by World-Class Instructors

June 11, 2020

Via: eSchool News

Today Osmo, the company behind a new category of seamless, digital and hands-on play for ages 5-12 and used in over 35,000 U.S. elementary school classrooms, announced the launch of Osmo Live, a new interactive platform for live learning that […]

Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Will early learning, after-school shift toward home-based care?

May 22, 2020

Via: Education Dive

When Philadelphia launched its new pre-K initiative in 2017, financed through a beverage tax, the city’s Office of Children and Families not only invited centers to become part of the program, but also opened up funding to providers operating home-based […]

Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary, Secondary Education

Survey: Children’s loss of social ties, learning top parents’ closure concerns

May 20, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Parents are more concerned about their children missing social interactions at school and with peers than they are someone in their family getting sick with the coronavirus, according to a new survey released Wednesday. Fifty-nine percent of the more than […]

Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Report: State preschool programs at risk of ‘long-term damage’

April 22, 2020

Via: Education Dive

States spent $8.7 billion on preschool last school year — a 3.5% increase over the previous year — but publicly funded early-childhood education programs are at risk of experiencing “long-term damage” due to the pandemic’s effect on the economy, according […]

Educational Forms, Educational Stages, Informal learning, Preschool and Primary

To Engage Young Kids in Remote Learning, Start Simple

April 9, 2020

Via: Ed Surge

Like millions of teachers around the country, Katie Gardner is still adjusting to an online workflow—and so are the families of her students. Gardner, who teaches kindergarten to English learners in Salisbury, N.C., says some students don’t have robust access […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Report highlights need for new early ed public funding model as demand grows amid coronavirus crisis

March 26, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The report comes just two weeks after a national task force released a broad plan for redefining the work and preparation programs for those working in the early childhood education field. Leaders of the effort recommend early educators working in […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies, Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Washington kindergarten center prioritizes play

February 12, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Play is important, with research continually finding play-based practices positively impact student learning and development. Child development expert Kathryn Hirsch-Pasek argues children learn best when they are actively engaged socially and mentally and can connect what they learn in a […]

Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Study: Preschool expansion leads to gains for Massachusetts children

January 16, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Massachusetts was one of 13 states in 2014 that received funds for expansion through the Preschool Development Grant program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Another five received initial development […]

Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Pre-to-3: Head Start forges new partnerships to support children’s transition into kindergarten

January 10, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Transition into school is harder for new kindergartners — and their parents — when the family has never visited the new school, when they haven’t met the new teachers or other staff members, and when they are unfamiliar with the […]