ERIC Number: ED459924
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
A Universal Good: Expanding Voluntary, Early Learning Opportunities for Illinois' Young Children.
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)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Child Caregivers, Child Development, Childhood Needs, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Early Experience, Educational Benefits, Educational Quality, School Readiness, State Action, Young Children
Voices for Illinois Children, 208 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1490, Chicago, IL 60604-1103. Tel: 312-456-0600; Fax: 312-456-0088; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.voices4kids.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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