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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In The Blogosphere


Here's where I've been and will be weighing in . . .

April 16: T-E-S-T, Not P-L-A-Y, is a Four-Letter Word: Putting the Child and Teacher at the Center of Education Reform, a conversation with Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Denisha Jones, Michelle Gunderson at Network for Public Education conference, Raleigh, NC. Watch the Video →

April 18: Screening of "Paper Tigers" with panel about toxic stress and trauma, moderated by Andrew Solomon, Grace Church School, NYC.

May 12: Leadership Connections, McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Wheeling, IL.

May 14: NYC AEYC Conference 2016, Brooklyn, NY.

June 5-8: NAEYC Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, Baltimore, MD.


Susan Ochshorn Quote

Policy Decisions Must Be 'Done With' Teachers, Not 'Done To' Them

"Classroom Q & A with Larry Ferlazzo," Education Week Teacher—Early childhood teachers, many of them under-educated and living on the margins, need to claim their seat at the table—to "lean in," as Sheryl Sandberg urged America's women... Read Full Article →

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... Read Full Article →


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