Beware Early Childhood ‘Education,’ Think Learning Instead

Published by — There are times when school gets in the way of learning. From the President of the United States to the President of the Rhode Island Senate, early-childhood education is shaping up to be one of this year’s ed obsessions. We’ve been here before, of course.  Head Start, a signature program from theContinue reading “Beware Early Childhood ‘Education,’ Think Learning Instead”

Rich School Opportunities Reduce Poverty of Experience

Published by — Giving young children opportunities to invent and play through activities like storytelling can have a remarkable impact on a child’s development. Today, a 4-year-old charmer we’ll call Jason will tell a story all by himself.  When  Mariposa Pre-School’s Head Teacher, Meghan McDermott asks if I can listen in too, his face lights upContinue reading “Rich School Opportunities Reduce Poverty of Experience”