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Nobel Laureate James Heckman has recently released new research showing that investing in high-quality child care for children from birth to age 5 shows tremendous benefits for both the children and parents 30 years later. He estimates the rate of return ...

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Following a special presentation by Geoffrey A. Nagle, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of the Erikson Institute, David Seleb facilitated a conversation with the public on behalf of the Collaboration for Early Childhood about how people percei...

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Opportunity and consequences Article by Wednesday Journal / oakpark.com Opinion: Editorials Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 10:00 PM By Editorial  It is the ultimate collaboration: multiple units of local government investing our funds in our youngest and m...

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The Collaboration’s Annual Symposium has been a signature event for the past 14 years. Organized by a volunteer team of top-notch early childhood education professionals, this gathering has grown to well over 300 attendees. The Symposium workshops a...

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Everyone agrees: young children deserve high-quality care and education. Just as elementary and high school teachers have professional qualifications to educate our children, it is important that those who spend time with the very young are well-trained a...

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A “developmental screening” is a brief check that provides a snapshot of a child’s communication, motor, cognitive, self-help and social-emotional skills. A developmental screening can be completed by a doctor, a child care provider or other trained...

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Pols fight, families suffer Opinion: Editorials Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 2:21 PM Article by Wednesday Journal / oakpark.com If there is a point of agreement in the whole nasty mess of state government partisanship and funding feuds, it would seem to be ...

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Tips to Avoid Child Heatstroke From SaferCar.gov Always Look Before You Lock Always check the back seats of your vehicle before your lock it and walk away. Keep a stuffed animal or other memento in your child’s car seat when it’s empty, and move it to...

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