Erikson is leading the charge to close the gap for African American children and improve educational outcomes.
The committee will consider how to prepare a workforce that seamlessly supports children birth to eight.
They are in the inaugural cohort of an initiative designed to advance policy, systems, and diversity in Illinois’s early childhood field.
If teachers can connect home and school languages, “we know that it leads to better academic outcomes,” says Professor Luisiana Melendez.
Erikson is partnering with the Clinton Global Initiative to bring early childhood education to the attention of the world’s leaders.
There’s a groundswell of positive change in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood — amazing work by the community, along with partners like Erikson.
Envisioning Change is a statewide effort to close the achievement gap for African American students beginning in the earliest grades.
Many schools aren’t meeting the unique needs of young children learning two languages simultaneously. Erikson is working to change this.
“Exploring PreK–3rd Grade: A dialogue on educational reform” may be the first shot in a revolution in early education in Illinois.
Children who enter kindergarten are all over the map, both in terms of their preparation and developmentally. Now, ISBE has released a plan to do something about it.