Impact University: Early Childhood

Early Childhood

Why Oklahoma’s Public Preschools are Some of the Best in the Country >

Mongeau, Lillian. (2016-02-02, Hechinger Report): Oklahomans trend conservative, yet they've embraced free, universal early education.

Early Childhood

Protecting Children from Toxic Stress >

Bornstein, David. (2013-10-30, The New York Times): "Children can be shielded from the most damaging effects of stress if their parents are taught how to respond properly."

Stories from the Line

Xavier >

Xavier knows that there are a lot of negative perceptions about his Memphis neighborhood and the people who live there.  And yes, his neighborhood has its share of problems -- but there…

Stories from the Line

Para Los Niños (For the Children) >

Brigido is a proud father, a loving husband, and a diligent fieldworker. He and his family move with the crop seasons, spending winter and spring in Florida picking strawberries and summer…

Early Childhood

Class Differences in Child-Rearing Are on the Rise >

Miller, C. C. (2015-12-17, The New York Times): The class differences in child rearing are growing, researchers say — a symptom of widening inequality with far-reaching consequences. Different upbringings set children on different paths and can deepen socioeconomic divisions.

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