The video I watched was The Essential Growth Strategy: Investing in Early Childhood Education. A speaker introduced Dr. Heckman with a few keynotes of his own that supported the rest of the speech. He stated that people are our most valuable resources and that investing in early child development is key to producing people with […] Continue reading
I watched the Heckman Equation video “Supporting Families Pays Off” and read the academic paper “Understanding the Mechanisms Through Which an Influential Early Childhood Program Boosted Adult Outcomes” (Heckman, Pinto & Savelyev. 2013), which examined the Perry Preschool Program and the participants’ adult outcomes. I also read the accompanying summary of the paper, “Perry Preschool … Continue reading → Continue reading
The video I chose to watch was “Early Childhood Education Has a High Rate of Return.” It says that we need to make smart strategic investments in Early Childhood to give us the best chance for the future competitiveness of our country. Not having experienced workers will cause our society to collapse. See more at: … Continue reading → Continue reading
The video I chose to watch was The Essential Growth Strategy: Investing in Early Childhood Education. It was very interesting and I learned more about the importance of early education. He states that there are 2 key sets of personal skills. Cognition (encompasses our skills of gaining information and synthesizing it) is the first skill, […] Continue reading
Instead of meeting face-to-face on November 20, you have can choose from one of two online resources. Choose one option below, then post a reflection on what you learned and what you can use from the resources in your advocacy for children and families. Be sure to tell us which … Continue reading →
An odd thing happened with the post for last week’s online class, and we had two places where students were commenting: one which included last semester’s comments on the video and one that did not. Because some of this semester’s students commented on the archived post from last semester, I’m … Continue reading →
Class will not meet face-to-face on September 11. Instead, read this report and watch the video below. The report explains the California budget process. The video likewise provides important information in understanding this process. Post your comments and questions below.