•   School Readiness Consulting (SRC) is pleased to welcome Laura Hawkinson, Ph.D., as our Evaluation Division Director. Dr. Hawkinson comes to SRC with over 15 years of experience conducting applied research on early childhood programs and policies. She has content expertise in child development and early childhood education, and methodological expertise in research design and […]

  • Today kicks off the celebration for the annual Week of the Young Child™, established by the National Association for the Education of Young Children in 1971. Each year, various themed activities with the purpose of focusing public attention on the needs of young children and their families, as well as recognizing the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs, […]

  • The first three years are a time of rapid brain growth. A child’s brain develops 700 neural connections per second – more than any other period in life. During this stage, caring relationships between young children and their caregivers help to foster healthy development and can lay the foundation needed for future success. Responsive early childhood professionals, in […]

  • The Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) was recently released by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and it offers a stunning picture of the challenges experienced by American teachers. Linda Darling Hammond recently provided her analysis of what we might do to in the United States to foster better teaching and learning. While we agree with many […]