Early Learning: Made in the U.S.A.

Today, the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services headlined a virtual rally for babies, replete with its very own hashtag. The early childhood field, late to the digital Wild West, has finally lit out for the territories.

I was so ready to celebrate. When I saw the tag line—“Working to improve outcomes for all children from birth through third grade”— for the DOE’s spiffy new Early Learning logo, I have to confess to a shiver of delight. Not to mention pride in ZERO TO THREE, the First Five Years Fund, and the burgeoning number of state . . . Read full article →

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Millennial Men and Child Care: Part II

Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country. Never mind the origins of the phrase—which included “party,” not “country”—and issued forth not from the mouth of some impassioned politico, but as a sentence for keyboard practice in the antedeluvian days of typewriters. The millennial guys are bringing fresh new voices to the table, and I can’t get enough of them.

From Jonathan Cohen (“The Hell of American Day Care”) to Single Dad Dan, (“You Just Broke Your Child. Congratulations”), to Conor Williams (“Father, Manhood, and . . . Read full article →

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