A great deal of evidence points to the critical importance of exposure to rich language during the first five years of life, yet, despite this knowledge, schools and classrooms still fails to provide rich language to children and as a result, the gap between rich and poor children in America hasn’t narrowed, as promised; it has widened. Which provokes the question…Why focus on Kindergarten readiness, when we could be seeking language equity for lifelong success?
[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” next_background_color=”#000000″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” make_fullwidth=”off” use_custom_width=”off” width_unit=”on” use_custom_gutter=”off” allow_player_pause=”off” parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on” make_equal=”off” parallax_1=”off” parallax_method_1=”off” parallax_2=”off” parallax_method_2=”off” parallax_3=”off” parallax_method_3=”off” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text background_layout=”light” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial” _builder_version=”3.0.106″] PREFACE: This space has been created for educators, leadership / administrator teams, parents, city officials, youth advocates and attendees of “Talk to Children Like People: Seeking Equity Through Language […]
By Mike Browne, Chauntae Kukowsi and Chelsea Myers from Hilltop Children’s Center and Hilltop Educator Institute Did you know that children as young as 45 minutes old are able to detect patterns, notice things about their world and pick up social skills from the adults in their life? Me neither! On Thursday, February 8th Dr. Sarah Lytle, from the University of Washington […]
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In a Pinch? Finding pit stops before the metaphorical rug gets too lumpy. Relationships are important in every workplace. This is especially true for adults working with young children. Some people like to compare the co-teacher relationship with an arranged marriage. We don’t usually get to choose each other through a long courting process, but we work together in such […]