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The Resource The most important year : pre-kindergarten and the future of our children, Suzanne Bouffard

The most important year : pre-kindergarten and the future of our children, Suzanne Bouffard

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The most important year : pre-kindergarten and the future of our children
Title
The most important year
Title remainder
pre-kindergarten and the future of our children
Statement of responsibility
Suzanne Bouffard
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"An eye-opening look inside pre-K in America and what it will take to give all children the best start in school possible. At the heart of this groundbreaking book are two urgent questions: What do our young children need in the earliest years of school, and how do we ensure that they all get it? Cutting-edge research has proven that early childhood education is crucial for all children to gain the academic and emotional skills they need to succeed later in life. Children who attend quality pre-K programs have a host of positive outcomes including better language, literacy, problem-solving and math skills down the line, and they have a leg up on what appears to be the most essential skill to develop at age four: strong self-control. But even with this overwhelming evidence, early childhood education is at a crossroads in America. We know that children can and do benefit, but we also know that too many of our littlest learners don't get that chance--millions of parents can't find spots for their children, or their preschoolers end up in poor quality programs. With engrossing storytelling, journalist Suzanne Bouffard takes us inside some of the country's best pre-K classrooms to reveal the sometimes surprising ingredients that make them work--and to understand why some programs are doing the opposite of what is best for children. It also chronicles the stories of families and teachers from many backgrounds as they struggle to give their children a good start in school. This book is a call to arms when we are at a crucial moment, and perhaps on the verge of a missed opportunity: We now have the means and the will to have universal pre-kindergarten, but we are also in grave danger of not getting it right"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
Dewey number
372.21
Index
index present
LC call number
LB1139.25
LC item number
.B69 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The most important year : pre-kindergarten and the future of our children, Suzanne Bouffard
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn973796477
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780399184949
Lccn
2017031130
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)973796477
Label
The most important year : pre-kindergarten and the future of our children, Suzanne Bouffard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn973796477
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780399184949
Lccn
2017031130
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)973796477

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