Susan Ochshorn, ECE PolicyWorks Founder

Susan Ochshorn
Policy curator, human capital nurturer, and social change addict

Why ECE Policy Matters

"The US has one of the most productive economies in the industrialized world. Yet it fails to excel on many of the dimensions Americans claim to prize most highly. Not surprisingly, American parents also turn out to be more dissatisfied, relative to their counterparts in other countries, with the time they have available for their families."
(Janet Gornick and Marcia Meyers, Families that Work

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Boy Reading Books

Are We Hurting Kids at School?—New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has been crowing about his prekindergarten initiative, and rightly so. But one of his comments didn't sit right with me. The city was planning to use the Common Core curriculum with four-year-olds. A child who's had the benefit of a full day of rigor, he assured us, would be imbued with a great love of learning... Read Full Article →


Book Talks about Squandering America’s Future

I'll be talking about "The Importance of Play: How to Make a Powerful Case to Parents, School Leaders, Policymakers" with Rima Shore, of Bank Street College of Education, at the Progressive Education Network conference in NYC on October 10. Register →

Join this second of four policy video chats with me and Teri Talan of the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, on how the early childhood field should shape its message for politicians during the presidential campaign.

On October 16, at a NYC AEYC Leadership Roundtable in East Harlem, I’ll be talking with Daseta Gray about transformative and transactional leadership. Join the conversation →

Looking forward to kicking off Lesley University’s Innovation Series with a talk about “Poverty and the Achievement Gap: Taking a Whole-Child Approach to Education Policy” on October 29. Open to the public →

Susan Arbetter hosted me for a great, back-to-school conversation about Squandering America's Future at the Capitol Pressroom at WCNY Radio. Listen up →


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