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  What a year it has been at Strategies for Children! Here are some of our highlights: • Looking back to look forward In December of 2018, we gathered at the State House to celebrate the tenth anniversary of An Act Relative to Early Education and Care, which became law in 2008. “It’s like getting […]

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  Early education classrooms are bright and fun, but they’re not always open to young children with disabilities. Massachusetts works hard to meet these children’s needs through its Early Intervention program, but a new paper – “Early Childhood Special Education in Massachusetts,” written by Strategies for Children interns Annapurna Ayyappan and Marisa Fear — points […]

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  Cities like Somerville work hard to boost children’s outcomes by making sure that preschool educators communicate with elementary school teachers. Now a new research study points to some of the benefits of this approach. The study – “Who benefits? Head start directors’ views of coordination with elementary schools to support the transition to kindergarten” […]

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  Strategies for Children has just published a new policy brief, “Local Governance for Early Childhood: Lessons from Leading States.” It contains some of the new knowledge that we’ve learned from our work with communities. What is local governance? Well, think of the K-12 system, which is organized around local school districts, with budgets, programming, […]

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  To teach the whole child, a new report says, it’s best for teachers to braid academics together with social-emotional learning. “The promotion of social, emotional, and academic learning is not a shifting educational fad; it is the substance of education itself,” the report says, adding, “Social, emotional, and academic skills are all essential to […]

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  This is one of a series of blogs featuring first-person accounts from early educators across Massachusetts. * My name is Shelby Holt and I work as a K2 Teacher & Grade Level Leader at Match Community Day Public Charter School in Hyde Park, Mass. I studied early childhood education at university; however, I’ve been […]

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Strategies for Children is seeking a photography and multimedia media intern to document children and teachers in early education settings as well as our advocacy work at the State House and out in the community. Our ideal candidate is a college student in the Greater Boston area who has experience in photography and video production. […]

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This is a guest blog by Strategies for Children intern Kathryn Zimmerman. Kathryn is entering her senior year at Boston College, and she expects to graduate in May, 2018, with a major in Applied Psychology and Human Development and a minor in Sociology. I have greatly enjoyed my eight months at Strategies for Children (SFC). […]

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  Mid-summer is here with its long days and slower pace, so why not kick back and watch some videos on our revamped YouTube channel. It’s a “greatest hits” collection of 50 videos that have been featured in the blog – all compiled by our media-savvy intern Nicolette Forsey. These videos are great for advocates […]

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This is one of a series of blogs featuring first-person accounts from early educators across Massachusetts. *     *     * My name is Teddy Kokoros, and for the past 13 years I’ve had the pleasure of working as a preschool and pre-K teacher at the Transportation Children’s Center (TCC) in Boston. I […]

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