Tag: Early education

The White House, in partnership with the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services and Invest in US, hosted a symposium last week to highlight the importance of promoting active science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning for our youngest children. Sam Whiting, Thrive president and CEO, attended the event along with hundreds[…..]

“Don’t let candidates stop at saying they support early learning. Ask them how they’re going to do it.” — Mark Shriver, president of Save the Children Action Network.   We all play an important role in making sure local, state and national policymakers are committed to supporting our youngest children and their families. And 2016[…..]

  Public programs often set ambitious goals, and sometimes fall short. But Washington state’s home visiting program not only exceeded a goal set by Results Washington to serve more families, it also did it a year early.   In one year, the number of parents and families with access to voluntary home visiting – which[…..]

  It has been a year of momentum in the world of early learning, capped by Gov. Jay Inslee’s commitment to high-quality preschool, home visiting and child care in his budget proposal and the White House Summit on Early Childhood Education.   At Birth to Thrive Online, we will take a break during the next two[…..]

  The idea that we should invest in early education has gained momentum in recent years, crossing party and class lines to fuel ambitious new programs and a growing movement in cities, states and the federal government.   But this momentum will only carry early education, whether it’s high-quality preschools, home visiting or professional development,[…..]

  It is peak season for summer vacations, and there is a lot of early education reading you can tuck into your bag with your novels, glossy magazines and tablets. Play   Summer is a season of play, though it has an important role in the classroom, and National Public Radio explores its power and[…..]

  Washington state made significant progress in building a high-quality early learning system over the past five years. And Republican and Democratic voters overwhelming say they support even more investments, a new poll says.   During the last decade, Washington has invested in a comprehensive early learning strategy, including expanding access to preschool. The percentage of children[…..]

  Business leaders are a growing force in early education, as executives recognize the strong workforce they are demanding starts developing in the womb, crib and preschool classroom. Today, many businesses not only support early learning, but also help shape public policies.   Their role was clear over the last week. A coalition of business[…..]

  President Barack Obama grabbed headlines recently for his renewed push to build a better early education system. But the president is just trying to catch up with states, where work has been gathering momentum for years.   Since the president’s latest push in his State of the Union address, a set of writers have[…..]

  How you talk to your baby may be more important than how often.   A new study from the Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) found one-on-one exchanges between parents and their infant in baby talk, or parentese, fuel early language development.   Researchers learned that children who conversed directly in the most[…..]