“Really, the early childhood years are pretty critical for laying some groundwork in equity and justice,” said Amy Betz, an early childhood specialist at the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Child Development.
There simply isn’t enough Early Learning Scholarship funding coming from the Legislature to help about 35,000 low-income Minnesota children who still can’t access high-quality programs.
The review, released Wednesday by the National Endowment for the Arts, examined the findings of 18 peer-reviewed studies published between 2000 and 2015.
Minnesotans overwhelmingly support the early education direction taken in 2015, and they want to keep building on it.
The evidence is clear: The School Readiness model works, and all Minnesota children will benefit from the Great Start Senate proposal.
In a year where education headlines have focused on a couple of big bombshell provisions, there’s a lot of potential policy that has received remarkably little ink.
There are 13,000 homeless and highly mobile K-12 students in Minnesota. We’re going to need them. Here are three strategies that should help.
Head Start, of course, is much more than child care. It is full-on early childhood education.
An early-ed center built on the ruins of Katrina is bringing back families to the neighborhood and giving at-risk children a leg-up.