Dr. James Hoffman,
Superintendent of the Fonda-Fultonville Central School District, speaks about the hard budget choices facing rural and small city school districts. Feb. 2012.
Amparo Sadler, a Long Island grandparent whose grandchildren had access to full-day Pre-K and kindergarten, spoke about the benefits of early education and the unfairness of the proposed competitive grant structure for
new investment in Pre-K. Feb. 2012.
Billy Easton, Executive Director of the Alliance for Quality Education, spoke to education advocates at the Feb. 28, 2012 Early Care & Education Advocacy Day in Albany. He emphasized the unfairness of competitive grants and importance of citizen lobbyists whose voices matter in the halls of the NYS Legislature.
Nicole Fleitz, a College of St. Rose graduate student and UPK teacher spoke about her experience teaching in a UPK classroom at the February 28, 2012 Early Care & Education Advocacy Day in Albany, NY.
NYS business leaders call for investment in early childhood education to spur New York's economy. October 2010.
More Early Childhood Videos:
Oklahoma offers pre-K model for nation (May 4, 2013)
A two-part report by the CBS Evening News on pre-K education. For the past 15 years, Oklahoma has offered public pre-school for all four-year-olds, and 75 percent of them attend, which is the second-highest rate in the nation, behind Florida.
Dr. James Heckman, Nobel Laureate and a professor of economics at the University of Chicago, discusses the economic gains to be realized by investing in early childhood education, on this One on One with Bill Goodman video. January 13, 2013.
(The story begins 14 minutes into the show, so advance the video).
Program Preps Kids for School,
School-readiness program in Chemung County proves early intervention is a key to success
New York NOW / WMHT television (September 21, 2012) - Most school kids in New York are settled into their routines by now and ready to tackle the new year ahead. But one area of the state found that many of their youngest pupils over the years were not ready to make that first step into kindergarten. Community leaders in Chemung County got together to create the School Readiness Program and in five years, the numbers of children deemed school ready has risen from 48% to 69%. Watch the episode online and learn about the program, including its cost and why it has worked in Chemung County. Brian Builders, an Invest in US video
and project of the First Five Years Fund.
See Early Years Matter, a new video produced by the Early Care and Learning Council (a WBNY Co-convener).
Arne Duncan: How Pre-K Levels the Playing Field
In this PEW video, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan wants every child — particularly disadvantaged children — to have access to high-quality pre-k programs. Listen to Secretary Duncan speak about leveling the playing field for children using pre-k.
What's Missing in Child Care and Early Education in America
This October 20, 2011 New America Foundation videotaped forum features: Joan Lombardi, Ph.D., Former Deputy Assistant Secretary and Inter-Departmental Liaison for Early Childhood Development, Administration for Children and Families,
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Barbara Gault, Ph.D.,
Executive Director and Vice President,
Institute for Women’s Policy Research; Eric Karolak, Ph.D.,
Early Care and Education Consortium and Danielle Ewen,
Director of Child Care and Early Education,
Wendy Kopp: All Children Deserve an Exceptional Education
Teach for America Founder and CEO Wendy Kopp believes all kids deserve an exceptional education. Listen to Kopp speak about how starting earlier with high-quaity pre-k can ensure school success and a love of learning for children.
All Kids Deserve High Quality Pre-K American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten knows that when children arrive at kindergarten ready to learn, amazing things can happen in and out of the classroom. For starters, they are better prepared and better able to focus. But the benefits don't stop there: pre-k graduates are more likely to go to college, have higher salaries, and are less likely to end up incarcerated. A PEW Charitable Trusts video.
Geoffrey Canada on creating seamless early learning opportunities for children
To mark the end of their 10-year campaign, Pre-K Now has created a series of short videos highlighting the strong support of high-quality pre-k for all children among prominent national education luminaries.
This video features Harlem Children's Zone President and CEO Geoffrey Canada, whose organization works to ensure thousands of children have the best opportunity for success in school and life.
This three-minute video from Harvard University's Center on the Developing Child depicts how actions by a range of people in the family and community can affect a child’s development.
Advocacy Impacts of Web Videos:
Experts from the National School Boards Association, Winning Beginning NY and the League of Education Voters in Washington State share their experiences conceptualizing, developing and marketing organizational web videos as part of their policy maker outreach and public communications strategies on this Pre-K Now archived call (in MP3).
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