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Sounding Board: Early Childhood Education

This Thursday on Sounding Board (September 20, 2012 at 10am), we’re talking about early childhood education.

While children five years old and younger are not required to go to a formal school system, what happens in those years can matter for a lifetime. Researchers say from birth to five years old is the most important time in a child’s development.

  • In raising children prepared for Kindergarten and lifelong learning, how do we – as a society and as individuals – be sure our children get the experiences needed to be successful for life?
  • What should parents of infants and toddlers know when it comes to early childhood education?
  • Frankly, what should parents of young children do to prepare their child for lifelong learning?