Tag Archives: Head Start

Back to a Bootstraps Mentality?

Back to a Bootstraps Mentality?

By Jessica Landgraf Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “It’s all right to tell a man to lift himself by his own bootstraps, but it is cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself by his own bootstraps.” This quote has renewed meaning today as we continue to get… Read More »

Looking Forward, Looking Back

Looking Forward, Looking Back

By Jessica Landgraf It is unclear what the next four years will hold for early childhood education. Whether the various initiatives and legislative changes made over the past eight years will be strengthened, defunded, or altered by Betsy DeVos is difficult to discern, at least given her prior work. So what is at stake? And… Read More »

Head Start’s New Start

Head Start’s New Start

By Jessica Landgraf For the first time since 1975, the Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) have had a full revision. Head Start, for our readers that might not be familiar with the program, was started as a part of ‘the war on poverty’ program initiatives of President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1965. Head Start… Read More »

What is Missing in the Early Childhood Education Policy Dialogue? The Child

What is Missing in the Early Childhood Education Policy Dialogue? The Child

By Maria Teresa Tatto Empirical support for the contribution of early childhood education to future education and wellbeing is definitive in at least two important areas: children’s cognitive and social development, and school retention and completion. Comparative research on the contribution of early childhood education to cognitive and social development argues that good quality early… Read More »

Early Childhood: Obama Proposes $80B Enhancement

Early Childhood: Obama Proposes $80B Enhancement

By Stefanie Marshall Last month during the State of the Union Address, President Obama stated that childcare should no longer be viewed as an issue exclusive to women; rather it should be a “national economic priority,” and called for “universal childcare.” According to Obama, a changing economy coupled with an increasing number of women in… Read More »