Wisconsin is tackling the childcare teacher shortage with statewide stipend programs.  The GIFT (Giles Incentives for Teachers) program is funded and first stipends will be paid in January.  Fundraising for PERC (Pulaski Early Educators Rewards for Credentials) is unde...

CaShawn Thompson is an assistant teacher of 2-year-olds at a preschool in Southeast Washington called Bright Beginnings. When we met, I asked her: What do you and your fellow teachers hope to accomplish with your students?“I know you expect us to say we want them to kn...

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In Brief: The Science Behind Early Childhood Development

This video from the InBrief series addresses basic concepts of early childhood development, established over decades of neuroscience and behavioral research, which help illustrate why child development—particularly from birth to five years—is a foundation for a prosperous and sustainable society.

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In the Rush to Improve Early Education, Don't Forget About Teachers - Quality early-childhood education demands a well-trained workforce

By Michele Miller-Cox

September 21, 2018

Click here to read the article in Ed Week which makes the case for the need to support early childhood educators by using a variety of strategies including income supplements for teachers engaged in higher education and professional development.  (See ABCs Teacher Stipend program.)

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