Children's Institute: 10 Years of Championing Early Education
2013 MIYB Event: Keynote by Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond
Governor Kitzhaber accepts the Alexander Award
The Time Has Come - An introduction to Early Works
Governor Kitzhaber addresses national audience in Washington DC
Pre-Kindergarten - 3rd Grade: A New Beginning for American Education
Could you pass the marshmallow test? See how it works in this new video from Mind in the Making.
Urgency of Now
Building a better society means fostering human potential."A large and convincing body of research in psychology, economics and neuroscience points to the importance of the early years in producing successful outcomes for advantaged children and in accounting for the social pathologies found among disadvantaged children." ~ James J. Heckman, University of Chicago
What's the 'Rate of Return' on social skills? - James Heckman
Economist James Heckman links "soft skills" such as perseverance, attention, motivation, and self-confidence to "success in society at large.
The Importance of Early Childhood Development: Harriet Meyer
James Heckman speaks with NPR Radio: Early Education Makes All the Difference
Barack Obama talked with The Des Moines Register editorial board about his ideas to strengthen early childhood education on June 18, 2007.