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ERIC Number: ED459924
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Universal Good: Expanding Voluntary, Early Learning Opportunities for Illinois' Young Children.
Noble, Sean
This report was written to stimulate discussion about the potential and need for expanding access to voluntary, high-quality early childhood care and education programs in Illinois. The report compiles 13 short articles pertaining to early learning as follows: (1) "Ready to Succeed: Preparing Children for School, and for Life"; (2) "Going 'Universal': Tackling Challenges, Taking Opportunities"; (3) "Growing Interest in Early Learning: A National as Well as a Statewide Phenomenon"; (4) "Studies Underscore Success: Cognitive, Social, Behavioral Benefits"; (5) "The Three-Legged Stool: Traditional Models of Early Learning"; (6) "Flexibility Breeds Stability: Blending the Strengths of Different Models"; (7) "The Turnover Turnstile: Poor Teacher Pay Undermines Staff Stability"; (8)"Shaping Staff Expectations: Who Should Teach Our Youngest Children?"; (9) "Setting Learning Standards: What, How Should We Teach 4-Year-Olds?"; (10) "Ensuring Accountability: Should We Hold a Yardstick to Kids, Programs?"; (11) "The Parental Piece: Moms, Dads, Communities Are Integral to Preschool Success"; (12) "Invest in Kids Now: Early Learning Pays Long-Term Dividends"; and (13) "A Shared Agenda: Giving Kids What They Need, When They Need It." (Contains 45 endnotes.) (EV)
Voices for Illinois Children, 208 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1490, Chicago, IL 60604-1103. Tel: 312-456-0600; Fax: 312-456-0088; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, MO.; Robert R. McCormick Tribune Foundation, Chicago, IL.; W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation, Chicago, IL.; David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.; Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.
Authoring Institution: Voices for Illinois Children, Chicago.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois