Post Tagged with: "Early childhood development"

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Police chief: Investing in kids can help fight crime

Enfield Police Chief Richard Crate urged the legislature to invest in New Hampshire kids by funding early childhood education programs in the Concord Monitor. Here’s an excerpt of his article:

Brattleboro Reformer: “NH House should follow in Senate’s footsteps” and fund full-day kindergarten

Brattleboro Reformer: “NH House should follow in Senate’s footsteps” and fund full-day kindergarten

Governor Chris Sununu told the House Education Committee that wherever he goes, communities talk about New Hampshire’s need for full-day kindergarten. Vermont’s Brattleboro Reformer is no exception–here’s an excerpt from their editorial urging the House to pass the Governor’s kindergarten grant program:

Governor, mayor come out in support of full day kindergarten funding at hearing

Governor, mayor come out in support of full day kindergarten funding at hearing

Governor Sununu’s proposal to target full-day kindergarten funding is gaining steam in New Hampshire, reported NHPR. The House Education Committee held a public hearing on SB 191, the Senate bill that was amended to include his plan, on April 18. The Governor himself attended to testify in support of the bill. […]

County Sherriff: Lack of funding for full-day K a big hurdle for NH children

County Sherriff: Lack of funding for full-day K a big hurdle for NH children

Merrimack County Sherriff Scott Hillard submitted the following letter to the Laconia Daily Sun urging the state to consider funding full-day kindergarten and early childhood education for Granite State children. Here’s the full letter: To The Daily Sun, Our state continues to struggle with a tragic opioid epidemic, which has caused an increase […]

Concord considers full-day kindergarten for those who need it most

Concord considers full-day kindergarten for those who need it most

Concord won’t be able to extend full-day kindergarten to all of its students. But it will consider expanding the school day to its most vulnerable students, reported the Concord Monitor. Citywide, full-day kindergarten would cost the district about $1.2 million per year, but the targeted program would cost about $386,475. 

“The good news about educational inequality” is that the gap is narrowing

“The good news about educational inequality” is that the gap is narrowing

The school readiness gap between high- and low-income children is narrowing, partly because of better access to quality early childhood education programs and greater parental involvement, according to The New York Times. 

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Don’t jump in yet: kindergartners who share, collaborate have better life outcomes, study suggests

From working together, to resolving problems on the playground, early childhood programs like kindergarten and preschool help kids develop their social and emotional skills at a young age. But a new study from the American Journal of Public Health suggested that these social-emotional skills have long-lasting effects on adulthood–including employment […]

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Story time is a critical building block for 21st century skill development

We know children benefit in countless ways when we read with them. Reading is Fundamental highlights some 21st Century skill starters –like helping children better understand their feelings (i.e. Emotional Intelligence) — in their list, 10 Benefits of Storytime: 

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NH residents push for equal access to quality early childhood education

[bctt tweet=”NH is one of only 11 states that does not have universal pre-K or full-day kindergarten programs.” username=””] The Union Leader featured a piece by Spark NH director Laura Milliken underscoring the importance of early childhood education in New Hampshire. Equal access, she writes, is critical to the health […]

Pre-K sets students up for success

Pre-K sets students up for success

Social skills, pre-math and literacy skills, and behavior skills are among the advantages of pre-Kindergarten, wrote Texas Kindergarten teacher Cody Summerville.