Heckman Equation

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

Policymaker’s Guide to Initiatives Preschool to 3rd Grade

Here’s a great example of an easy resource designed for policymakers, by the bipartisan Education Commission of the States, who provide nonpartisan education analysis for states.

The primer summarizes key issues and poses central questions for policymakers. This is a great way to orient legislators to the issues.

Worth Work, Still Unlivable Wages

The New America Foundation is today hosting the release of the report: Worthy Work, STILL Unlivable Wages: The Early Childhood Workforce 25 Years after the National Child Care Staffing Study. The report is co-authored by long-time early childhood activist and author, March … Continue reading

MIECHV Advocacy Project – NFP Campaign

In support of our Advocacy for MIECHV (Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting) policy, we are planning a fundraising and awareness campaign for the NFP (Nurse Family Partnership) a nonprofit located in Eureka that serves 100 first time low income mothers and their babies. NFP is one of two evidence based programs that receive MIECHV … Continue reading Continue reading