- Published: March 31, 2009
Parents as Partners: Engaging Families in Schools
Video by Kate Raphael / Studio Kate & Katia Riddle
2015 MIYB Event: Keynote by Dr. Karen Mapp
Video by Josh Gray
2015 MIYB Event: 3rd Annual Alexander Award presented to Sue Miller
Video by Josh Gray
Children's Institute: 10 Years of Championing Early Education
Video by Kate Raphael / Studio Kate
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
Harriet Meyer testifies before a congressional committee on March 17, 2009. Meyer is president of the Ounce of Prevention Fund and Co-chair of the Illinois Early Learning Council.
This short, documentary-style video follows five children through a year in their high-quality pre-kindergarten classroom, showing what they learn along the way.
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.