Strengthening early education means doing what works for all children. This is the vision of the Minnesota Early Learning Council and is directly supported in the World’s Best Work Force statute. The unifying goal is that all children will be ready for school at kindergarten entry.
The new year provides an opportunity to accelerate progress in early education. Minnesota has high aspirations. The World's Best Work Force statute states that by 2020 all children will be ready for school.
In a recent symposium presentation at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) conference in Chicago on November 4, 2017, 50 years of the CPC program was described with a focus on future directions. The session was chaired by Arthur Reynolds (Professor, University of Minnesota) and Lisa Heiskell-Topkins (CPC Manager, Chicago Public Schools).
A new study shows that successful implementation of preschool to 3rd grade programs yields benefits in increasing school readiness, improving attendance, and strengthening parental involvement in school education –– strategies that can close the achievement gap for children at risk.
Cumulative Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are associated with many deleterious physical and mental health outcomes, but early childhood interventions and education programs, such as CPC P-3, may facilitate healthy development among ACE-affected children.
05/02/2017 02:17 pm ET
Center for the Economics of Human Development
University of Chicago
Nicole Smerillo, Arthur Reynolds, Suh-Ruu Ou, Judy Temple
Society for Research in Child Development 2017
Presented by Nicole Smerillo at the 2017 Society for Research in Child Devlopment biennial meeting April 6-8 in Austin, TX.
The purpose of this study was to:
Workforce Development for the Next Generation: Early Childhood Education
Posted on March 27, 2017 by Community Development and Policy Studies, Chicago Fedeal Reserve
By Emily Engel