Early Learning

Mastery Motivation: Persistence and Problem Solving in Preschool

Sun, 10/01/2017

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This article, published in Teaching Young Children, explains ways to support mastery motivation (persistence at mastering challenging tasks or activities) in preschool. 

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Play Games, Learn Math! Explore Numbers and Counting with Dot Card and Finger Games

Sun, 10/01/2017

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This article, published in Teaching Young Children, is the first article in a series about math games and how they support preschooler math readiness.

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5pp.

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Key Takeaways and Next Steps Graphic Recording

Tue, 09/19/2017

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Kit Irwin

This graphic recording captures the "Key Takeaways and Next Steps" discussion at EDC's Early Childhood: What's Next event on September 19, 2017. The session featured remarks by Titus Dosremdios (Strategies for Children), Samantha Dynowski (Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance), and Leanne Barrett (Rhode Island KIDS COUNT). Click here to view all of the materials from the September 19 event.

Key Takeaways

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Early Childhood Care and Education: A Prudent Investment

Sat, 08/19/2017

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Clare Irwin, Joanna Meyer, Michael Strambler, George Coleman

This article, published on Connecticut by the Numbers, provides a reseached-based perspective on the long-term positive effects of investment in early childhood programs on children's achievement, with a focus on state of Connecticut.

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Ellen Galinsky Keynote Graphic Recording

Tue, 09/19/2017

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Kit Irwin

This graphic recording captures Ellen Galinsky's remarks during a keynote presentation she gave at EDC's Early Childhood: What's Next event on September 19, 2017. During the keynote, she discussed the important role that early childhood experiences play in building the skills necessary for developing executive function. Click here to view all of the materials from the September 19 event.

Mind In The Making

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P-3 Community Partnerships Handout

Tue, 09/19/2017

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This handout is the companion piece to a presentation by David Jacobson that described the variety of new models for improving early learning and development across the prenatal through grade 3 (P–3) continuum. Jacobson gave the presentation at EDC's September 19, 2017 convening, "Early Childhood: What's Next?"  Click here to view all of the materials from the September 19 event.

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Commissioners' Panel on Early Childhood: "A View from the Top"

Tue, 09/19/2017

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Kit Irwin

This graphic recording shares key points made during a panel at EDC's Early Childhood: What's Next event. The panel featured three New England policymakers—Ken Wagner (Rhode Island Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education), Tom Weber (Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care), and David Wilkinson (Commissioner of the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood)—discussing priorities, successes, and future directions in early childhood education.

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"Early Childhood: What's Next?" September 19 Event

Tue, 09/19/2017

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On September 19, 2017, EDC hosted "Early Childhood—What’s Next?” at its headquarters in Waltham, Mass. During the all-day event, over 100 New England early childhood leaders and policymakers came together to discuss the field's current challenges and opportunities, and explore strategies to improve the health and early learning of all young chlidren from birth to age eight.

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Building an Early Learning Nation

Tue, 09/19/2017

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Ellen Galinsky

Ellen Galinsky (Bezos Family Foundation) was the keynote speaker at EDC's September 19, 2017 event, "Early Childhood: What's Next?" In her presentation, she focused on the importance of early childhood experiences in building the skills necessary for developing executive function. After viewing the PDF file of her presentation below, click here to view all of the materials from the September 19 event

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58 pp.

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Nurturing Mathematical Mindsets: Promoting Preschoolers’ Mastery Motivation and Mathematical Thinking

Tue, 09/19/2017

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This presentation by Kristen Reed and Jessica Young discusses how early childhood educators can promote mathematical thinking, mastery motivation (or persistence at challenging tasks), and problem solving through the effective use of math games. Reed and Young were featured presenters at EDC's September 19, 2017 convening, "Early Childhood: What's Next?" After viewing the PDF file of their presentation below, click here to view all of the materials from the September 19 event.

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47 pp.

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