Year: 2021


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CCRC’s Response to Universal Transitional Kindergarten

by Michael Olenick, Ph.D., President & CEO with research by Aja Goare For more than a century, California has supported an early care system with small incremental changes while leaving much of the system to the marketplace. Plans laid by the governor to implement a Universal Transitional Kindergarten statewide ...

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Family Engagement Keynote Anthony Barrows: Applying Behavioral Science to Program Design

Do you know what’s best for you and your family? This is a simple question keynote speaker Anthony Barrows often asks his audiences. It is a question born from his own hard experience growing up in the projects of Boston. Barrows, 42, is a Head Start alumni. He was a ...

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At 55 Years and in a Pandemic, Head Start Is Still Connected

By Edward Condon, Executive Director Region 9 Head Start Association Every year at Head Start’s anniversary, we mark the progress made — now more than a half-century of nurturing our nation’s next generation. The last two months, though, have upended Head Start’s normal. Like every other institution ...

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Family & Community Engagement: doing with — not for — families

By Dr. Andres Bustamante, University of California Irvine, School of Education, Professor 2020 Family Engagement and Cultural Effectiveness Conference “They know their children better than anyone — their temperaments, personalities, strengths, vulnerabilities, talents, and special needs. They know their own ...

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Dinosaur expert: Reconnecting children to nature will be a key to our planet’s survival

You might call renowned paleontologist and children’s TV host Dr. Scott Sampson a poster child for STEM education. The director of the San Francisco-based California Academy of Sciences was raised on dinosaurs—fed a steady diet in books, in-class—even ate them! Yes, that’s a fun fact that ...

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  • Fernando Alvarenga
  • September 22, 2021

CCRC’s Response to Universal Transitional Kindergarten

by Michael Olenick, Ph.D., President & CEO with research by Aja Goare For more ...
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  • May 5, 2021

Family Engagement Keynote Anthony Barrows: Applying Behavioral Science to Program Design

Do you know what’s best for you and your family? This is a simple ...
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  • Admin
  • May 5, 2021

At 55 Years and in a Pandemic, Head Start Is Still Connected

By Edward Condon, Executive Director Region 9 Head Start Association Every year at Head Start’s ...
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