Why is early education important for everyone, even those with older or no children? It’s the economy!  James Heckman, an economist with the University of Chicago, states that for every tax dollar spent on Early Education and Birth to Five initiatives will seen a return of $7. If you had a mathematical formula (not a…

While an educator, parents were constantly asking me tips, tricks, and ideas for their child’s literacy development.  I always asked one question in response: “How often does your child see you reading for pleasure?  Not reading from a screen, but reading from a print medium like you or I ask her to do?” With so…

Americans can no longer afford to pretend that infants, toddlers, and young children are simply passive spectators in society.  These young citizens without voting privileges need passionate advocates to ask tough questions of their elected officials. Contact your representatives in local, state and national office (and those running for public office) so each one knows that…

We know that finding child care is a complex and confusing process. To help you out, we’ve put together a checklist to help you when touring prospective child care facilities. To download the checklist as a PDF, click here. Download PDF version