Resources to empower
Businesses and labor groups play a vital role in the development of our community as a whole. When businesses partner with the education system and relate the expectations that future employees need to meet, highly competent students with future-ready skills graduate college and career ready.
The Carolina Abecedarian Project randomly assigned infants born between 1972 and 1977 to either the early educational intervention group or the control group. Children in the experimental group received full-time, high-quality educational intervention in a childcare setting from infancy through age 5.
This webpage details the importance of early childhood math skills, and provides benchmarks for early childhood educators regarding math education.
The California Department of Education (CDE) provides State Board of Education adopted Mathematics Framework by individual grade chapters.
Math instruction for early childhood learners can be playful and fun - not necessarily comprised of flashcards or worksheets. Teachers can highlight features of children's play that are mathematical, as well as creating math activities that are playful.
Explore peer-reviewed journals, articles, book chapters and open access content covering a range of disciplines in ScienceDirect.
This white paper discusses the value of empathy in the workplace, as well strategies to increase employees' empathy.
This article discusses the value of lifelong learning for personal health, finances, and social life.
Live Well San Diego offers best practices in helping schools support student health and development.
This article examines nine behaviors of people who have a positive impact on the world (based on the author's personal research and work).
NEA's research spotlight on community schools including descriptions and additional related links.
The Perry Preschool Study examines the lives of 123 children born in poverty and at high risk of failing in school. From 1962–1967, at ages 3 and 4, subjects were randomly divided into a program group that entered a high-quality preschool program based on HighScope's participatory learning approac and a comparison group who received no preschool program.
If you are looking to raise the bar at work, here are three tips that work in the classroom as well as the office.
This guide explains how to start your own preschool, from writing a business plan and choosing a location, to marketing, hiring, and managing your day-to-day operations.
An analysis of the impact of early childhood education. Report emphasizes its effects on achievement and economic (individual and societal) outcomes. Findings may inform local policymaking.
Led by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), several United States federal agencies have come together with a mutual interest in identifying and filling knowledge gaps in how the arts affect individual health and well-being across the lifespan. This literature review and gap analysis details the social and emotional benefits of arts participation and details what arts participation looks like in early childhood.
This website discusses the importance of children's first five years, provides activities and resources for parents and educators to support whole child development, and identifies steps community members and businesses can take to support early child development. (Birth - K)
The Committee for Economic Development (CED) provides resources associated to high-quality early childhood education. CED collaborates with business, policymakers, and local community members to deliver high-quality early childhood education to communities that need services the most.
This article discusses 10 ways to engage in lifelong learning.
This TED Talks playlist includes videos that discuss happiness in the workplace.
This report focuses on adult college completion of both adults with some college credit upon entering and those enrolling for the first time in a higher education program.
It costs a lot of money to onboard a new employee. Anyone who owns a business or has worked in HR knows this to be the case. This article provides 5 tips for effective training.