The Aspire Registry January Newsletter

The Aspire Registry team has released their January newsletter. For more than a year now, the Aspire Registry Newsletter has discussed the latest Registry news and events, and highlighted the work of New York professionals in the field of early childhood. The newsletter also provides information about useful resources and tips for early childhood professionals. […]

Are you a Pre-K teacher that needs to complete your Certification? The Institute can help you!!

The early years represent the most sensitive time for children’s growth and development, and the effects of this time persist throughout children’s academic careers and into adulthood. This makes ensuring the highest quality education for our youngest learners critical for their future. A high quality education begins with high quality teachers, which is why the […]

High-Quality Early Learning Settings Depend on a High-Quality Workforce: Low Compensation Undermines Quality

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Education released a new report yesterday, High-Quality Early Learning Settings Depend on a High-Quality Workforce: Low Compensation Undermines Quality. The report describes the challenges that the early childhood workforce faces in providing high quality care and education for our youngest children and […]

The Informal Family Child Care Project May Newsletter

The Informal Family Child Care (IFCC) Project team has released their May newsletter. The newsletter includes the latest IFCC Project news and events. This month’s newsletter contains an article that provides families and caregivers with information to make a decision about children’s exposure to screen technologies. The newsletter also provides self-care tips and advice for […]

It’s Time for an Ambitious National Investment in America’s Children

The Economic Policy Institute has released a report that explores the economic and societal benefits of investing in early childhood care and education. The authors argue that investments should include public funding for home visitation by trained nurses to provide prenatal support to families, resources to ensure child care settings are of high quality, and […]

The IFCC Project March Newsletter

  The Informal Family Child Care (IFCC) Project team has released their March newsletter. The newsletter includes the latest IFCC Project news and events. The newsletter also features an article about gender identity and development in young children. To read the March newsletter, click here: IFCC March 2016-Connections in Early Learning newsletter 

As City Gears Up for Year Three of its Pre-K Expansion, Applications Hold Steady

In a recent article on Chalkbeat New York, Fabiola Cineas discusses the current status of New York City’s pre-K applications as the city enters its third year of pre-K expansion. As of the article’s publication date, 68,000 New York City families applied for full-day pre-K, which is only 2,000 families below Mayor Bill de Blasio’s original […]

Getting to know Institute Staff: Meet Christina

Christina Gholson is one of the Institute’s dedicated early childhood career advisors as part of the Career Development Services Center. The Career Development Services Center provides free, comprehensive career development services to all current and aspiring early childhood professionals. Their services include academic planning and advisement, career and vocational assessment, resume preparation, interview and job […]

High Quality Childcare: A Critical Ingredient for Nurturing Success

In a recent post on the Huffington Post Education Blog, Matthew Melmed, Executive Director of Zero to Three, discusses the positive impact of high quality early care and education on future academic and professional success, workforce readiness, social stability and global competitiveness. Melmed frames his discussion around the current presidential election and political climate. To […]

Join us at NYSAEYC!

On April 7th, 2016, the New York State Association for the Education of Young Children (NYSAEYC) will hold their annual 3-day conference in Rye, NY. The conference will include various educational workshops, exhibit tables, and presentations, including some by Institute staff. This year’s presentations will include two sessions from Sherry M. Cleary, the Institute’s Executive […]