In Pitching Veggies to Kids, Less Is More

Matt Richtel, NY Times writer of the above-titled article, tells of research that goes along with the video I have attached here (The video is Halloween-themed, but fits perfectly here nonetheless.). In the article, he writes “One of the fiercest marketing battles in the world takes place in kitchens and at dining room tables across […]

Trying to Close a Word Gap, Word by Word

Trying to Close a Word Gap, Word by Word The NY Times article, written by Motoko Rich on March 25, 2014, spotlights, once again, the importance of talking to babies and toddlers. By way of the LENA device, a tiny recording device worn by a child that distinguishes between words overheard from TV or other […]

2013 State Baby Facts and Rally4Babies: Get Your State’s Baby Facts into State Policymakers Hands

2013 State Baby Facts and Rally4Babies: Get Your State’s Baby Facts into State Policymakers Hands This just in from Zero to Three’s Take Action! Be a BIG VOICE for Little Kids campaign: Have you ever heard the expression “let the facts speak for themselves?” Well, when it comes to advocating on behalf of babies, toddlers, […]

Liberty, Equality, Efficiency: Why Babies and Toddlers Matter Most

Liberty, Equality, Efficiency: Why Babies and Toddlers Matter Most It feels so good to return to blogging after nearly 4 months away, and this article is the perfect reason to do so.  Holidays, winter weather events, school closures, as well as continually adjusting to being a single mom of 5 children receiving little to no […]

Universal Pre-K: A High Social Rate of Return for Improved Outcomes for Children and Increased Work Flexibility for Parents

Universal Pre-K: A High Social Rate of Return for Improved Outcomes for Children and INcreased Work Flexibility for Parents Nancy Folbre, professor emerita of economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst,  wrote on September 30th about the   the debate surrounding universal Pre-K, or access for all 4-year olds to attend a Pre-K program to […]

The Hell (and Hope for) American Daycare: A National Economic Issue, Not Just a Women’s Issue

The Hell (and Hope for) American Daycare: A National Economic Issue, Not Just a Women’s Issue The above link takes you to a New America podcast that delves further into the dismal state of American child care and continues the conversation about potential strategies to improve our early education system more broadly.  Despite inadequacies, panelists […]

Expanding Pre-K Education: How Philanthropy Could Do the Job BEtter than Obama

Expanding Pre-K Education: How Philanthropy Could Do the Job BEtter than Obama Howard Husock, for Forbes magazine, reminds readers about the hot topic lately:  early learning.  He summarizes President Obama’s proposal in his State of the Union address to provide universal pre-kindergarten and the costs and repercussions of the program.  He also directs readers to […]