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Swiss Cheese and the Challenges of Early Childhood

Let me introduce you to Daphne, a two year old girl who loves eating ice cream, collecting purple clothes, and rocking out to Beyoncé. Daphne is an imaginary character, but she is just like any other toddler, discovering her own interests and abilities and ready to explore almost anything. But... Read more

Early Learning Indicators - Race to the Top

By December 2011, the U.S. government will allocate $500 million to states through the Race to the Top (RTTT) Early Learning Challenge (ELC).  The ELC is a new grant competition designed to support comprehensive state plans for raising the quality of early learning programs.  Attention is now... Read more