When you layer a pandemic on top of back-to-school, many children may struggle with separation anxiety. Here are some strategies parents can use to help reduce anxiety in their children.
Accessing “knowledge-rich” content assumes language and literacy competencies that take time for children to develop. Childhood cannot be rushed.
The Biden administration wants workers in child care and pre-K programs to earn at least $15 per hour.
The 2021-22 budget includes funding for 15 hours per week of free preschool education for all children in the year before school. This is great, but we need more detail.
As provinces and territories beyond Québec develop early learning and care plans, they should be aware of the pitfalls of taking shortcuts in response to parent demand.
Many kindergarten classrooms draw on six principles for helping children to manage the everyday stressors of life, and parents can too.
Particularly after the devastation of COVID-19, evidence is mounting for the economic argument of reinvesting in high-quality early childhood education.
Researchers mapped the variation in preschool policies, and how they impact on what families pay, across all states and territories. Some places charge much higher fees than others.
Three education experts explain why students aren’t learning the basics.
Kindergarten enrollment dropped 16% this year, according to an NPR survey of 60 school districts across 20 states.
On top of teaching them how to recognize numbers and count to 10, make sure they’re playing with puzzles.
Kindergarten educators are like detectives who investigate alongside their students and who use students’ creations to gain insight into their development and interests.
Student assessments help children develop self-regulation skills, but teachers don’t have the time when class sizes are large.
The very short list of winners, and a growing list of losers, in Doug Ford’s Ontario does not bode well for the government’s political future – or the province.
Awe-filled learning unfolds as a kindergarten class, accompanied by educators, investigates snow and water with tools, toboggans and more.
Through games and household tasks, parents can help their children learn basic math skills like counting, geometry and algebraic thinking.
There are a number of questions parents should be asking to determine what age is best to send their child to school.
Schools across Canada should ‘grow down’ and offer two years of full-day preschool, according to a new report. This would allow mothers to work, improve child outcomes and reduce income inequality.
Parents can teach very young children to “skip count” at the kitchen table, and it will set them up to be successful math learners throughout their secondary and post-secondary education.
Ontario’s investment in a unique two-year, full-day and play-based kindergarten program is paying off. Could similar results happen elsewhere?