ERIC Number: ED491077
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Translating School Readiness: How to Talk about Investing in Young Children. Issue Brief
Welsh, Barbara L.
Voices for America's Children
Nations and states monitor the progress of children with good reason. They are the early indicators of future prosperity, of a stable and productive society. In recent years, economists have become more interested than ever before in the impact of early investments in children on the future health of the economy. And scientists are giving them the data they need to understand why these early years matter, and why policies that focus on the years leading up to formal schooling may, in fact, be one of the most important investments a society can make in itself. This brief explores the new thinking behind a cluster of policies called "school readiness" that attempt to ensure the healthy development of children who, in turn, can take their place in communities and the workforce and give back to the society. (Contains 7 endnotes.) [This report was produced by Voices for America's Children, with special assistance in preparation from The FrameWorks Institute.]
Descriptors: School Readiness, Educational Policy, Child Development, Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Communication Strategies
Voices for America's Children, 1000 Vermont Ave, 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20005. Tel: 202-289-0777, ext. 217; Fax: 202-289-0776; Web site: http://www.voices.org.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; A.L. Mailman Family Foundation, Inc.
Authoring Institution: N/A