The Foundation for Child Development has released a brief with research (or lack thereof) on Early Care and Education programs. The brief gets into quality in the workforce, ways to improve the learning space in Pre-Kindergarten classrooms, building equity into the curriculum, and implementing research to develop high quality programs for both early learners and ECE educators. See excerpt below:
The lack of opportunities for many children of color, known as the opportunity gap, may in turn lead to the achievement gap. Dr. Iruka describes the achievement gap in the US as being characterized by white children and children from higher income households performing better in certain subject areas such as reading, math, and science than Black, Hispanic, and Native American children, and children from low-income households.
Introduction by: Jacqueline Jones, Ph.D., Foundation for Child Development
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