Voices From the Field: Interview with Barbara Cooper Alabama’s Support for Dual Language Learners Dr. Barbara Cooper is Secretary of Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education ED: How did you begin your career in early childhood? I was called to serve as an educator over 30 years ago and have worked across the entire birth
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Welcome to the 2020 Children’s Policy Council Virtual Conference Thursday, October 29, 2020 9:30am – 2:30pm **All CEU’s will be emailed to the email in which you registered with. If you need to change that email, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Expect CEU’s week of November 1st** UPDATE: Certificate of Attendance CEU’s have been
Early Efforts Webinar Recap: Ensuring Developmentally Appropriate Practice Amidst a Global Pandemic Many teachers of young children are struggling to balance developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) with virtual instruction and pandemic-related health and safety guidance. As classrooms operate using a combination of virtual, in-person, and hybrid approaches, it is important that early childhood professionals continue to
School administrators hold grand opening of Early Childhood Center The Russellville City Schools Early Childhood Center is a testament to teamwork. The center, located in the former Mars Hill Preschool building on East Lawrence Street, came together through the combined efforts of the Russellville City Board of Education and Superintendent Heath Grimes, Russellville Mayor David
Governor Ivey Announces Creation of the Alabama Family Central Website September 28, 2020 Press Releases Share MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced the creation of Alabama Family Central a comprehensive, easy-to-use web and mobile destination that offers parents and families, guardians, teachers and caregivers a one-stop connection to programs and services in Alabama.
Alabama’s First Class Pre-K a bright spot in state’s Black Belt, report finds (STOCK PHOTO) Alabama’s Black Belt communities continue to be hard-hit when it comes to unemployment and a declining population, but according to a report released Tuesday, the region’s Pre-K program is a bright spot. The University of Alabama’s Education Policy Center released
Ivey creates Alabama STEM Council September 22, 2020 By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey on Monday announced the creation of the Alabama STEM Council to improve science, technology, engineering and math-related education, career awareness and workforce development opportunities. The council, created through an executive order, has 46 members who
Prekindergarten a ‘shining success’ in rural Alabama: Black Belt 2020 Posted Sep 22, 7:15 AM By Ramsey Archibald | email@example.com Earlier this year, National Institute for Early Education Research ranked Alabama’s First Class Pre-K program as the top state-funded prekindergarten program in the United States for the 14th year in a row – and it’s
Before-and-after photos show how the pandemic has changed classroom setups Monica HumphriesSep 1, 2020, 04:03 IST Cydni built plastic shields for her classroom this year.@cydni_erin/Instagram Classrooms look drastically different this year as teachers prepare for in-person classes during the pandemic. While some teachers have spaced desks apart, others have added shields to their tables. Scientists
The Persistence of Reading and Math Proficiency: the Benefits of Alabama’s Pre-Kindergarten Program Endure in Elementary and Middle School
Abstract Preschool programs provide opportunities to improve early childhood educational outcomes as well as long-term outcomes, such as improved educational attainment, improved socioeconomic status, and improved health in adulthood. However, recent studies of long-term impacts have shown equivocal results, with some educational gains occurring immediately following participation in preschool that diminish or “fadeout” over time.