Early Childhood Education News

Stay on top of the latest news in Early Childhood Education and Community Schools with these news and media resources!

Blog: Community Schools Collaboration - A Lifeline for Early Learning Program Success
Click here to review the guest blog written by Janet Brown, Senior Early Childhood Program Specialist and Kwesi Rollins, Director of Leadership Programs at the Institute for Educational Leadership.


The Aspen Institute's Economic Opportunities Program hosted a discussion on the state of child care in the United States, called Leaning in with Child Care: A Discussion on Childcare Jobs and the Need for Quality, Affordable Care.  Speakers explored ideas and policies to lessen the challenges facing parents, and specifically the 65% of American mothers of young children who work, in accessing quality, affordable child care. Access the full length video here.

The following are clips of Helen Blank, Director of Child Care and Early Learning at the National Women's Law Center. Helen is also a Early Childhood & Community Schools Linkages Advisory Board Member.

Investing in high-quality early childhood, especially for low-income women and families:

Challenges and solutions of implementing quality and safe early childhood with existing resources:

Growth of informal care because of the unpredictability of work hours of women and families:

Multnomah County, Oregon Linkages Project:

Tulsa Area Community School Initiative Linkages Project:


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Other Blogs of Note
·         Birth to Thrive Online, blog Thrive By Five Washington maintained by veteran journalist Paul Nyhan
·         Early Ed Watch, blog of the New America Foundation’s Early Education Initiative
·         Early Years, blog written by Education Week staff writers Leslie A. Maxwell and contributing writer Julie Rasicot
·         In Focus: Child Care & Early Education, blog from the Center for Law and Social Policy focused on early education and child care
·         Investing in Kids, Blog of economist Tim Bartik of the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
·         Preschool Matters…Today! Blog of the National Institute for Early Education Research
·         Sara Mead’s Policy Notebook, written by Bellweather Education Partner senior associate for Education Week focuses on early childhood education as well as charter schools.
·         Starting Point, blog of the First Five Years Fund
·         The Brilliant Report. Blog of Annie Murphy Paul
·         Womenstake, blog of the National Women’s Law Center, searchable for Child Care & Early Education

·         Center for Law and Social Policy: http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5728/t/6734/signUp.jsp?key=1597
·         New America Foundation http://www.newamerica.net/forms/education_policy_signup
·         National Institute for Early Education Research: https://email.rutgers.edu/mailman/listinfo/nieer_online_news
·         ReadyNation: http://readynation.org/subscribe/
·         U.S. Department of Education http://www2.ed.gov/news/newsletters/index.html Sign up for newsletters on a variety of subjects; the Office of Early Learning is a choice on the second page
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