The Early Learning study launched a statewide household survey during which 96 trained field workers visited 90,544 November 2018 5 households. This effort resulted in the initial recruitment of 841 three- and four-year-olds and their families to the Early Learning Study. As part of the household survey, families responded to a series of questions about their three- or four-year-old child’s current education and care. These data provide an initial snapshot of the landscape of early education and care in Massachusetts. This report presents the procedures employed in the household survey...
The Saul Zaentz Early Education Initiative at the Harvard Graduate School of Education has released the first results from the Early Learning Study at Harvard (ELS@H), revealing the types of learning and care settings where Massachusetts three-and four-year-olds spend their time.
Nonie Lesaux, Harvard Graduate School of Education and the head of Zaentz Early Education Initiative, joins Phil Lipoff to discuss why the changes that the Trump administration is trying to make to the 2020 Census could hurt education programs for families in New England’s hardest-hit areas.
A Century Foundation report suggests that high-quality early education can pays dividends in the lives of its students — where it exists. It gives children opportunities for a strong start and it has been linked to growth in learning and positive behavior that are detected even 20 years later.
The nine proposals — chosen from 15 finalists that pitched their ideas before an audience and a panel of judges on Monday — will receive funding to further develop their concepts, test them out in a pilot, or scale up existing models to serve more children, families and early-childhood educators.