May 16, 2017
Today, I’m talking about the Consensus Statement released by the Brookings Institute on the Current State of Scientific Knowledge on Pre Kindergarten Effects. Ten of the top scholars on issues of early learning came together and outlined what they agree is known and needs to be known about the pre kindergarten experience. They’re tackling questions like what outcomes can we expect in the long and short term from large scale preK programs, and what elements come together to make a high quality preK setting. This is a rigorously scientific discussion of early childhood education, the kind of thing that makes my nerdy heart go pitter patter.