Special Announcement: A New “Birth-Age Five” Program Funding Opportunity

 Grants for Preschool Development Under New Birth Through Age Five Program On Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Education announced a funding opportunity, the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5) program. This announcement solicits applications from 50 states and 6 territories. States and territories can apply for as […]

Finding Success with Afterschool Physical Education Programs | ED.gov Blog

Experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say school-age children should be physically active at least one hour a day. Most 9- to 13-year-olds do get their daily dose of physical activity, with more than three-quarters exercising throughout the week. But that percentage significantly declines as children grow older. In 2013, less than […]

What Do We Know About Pre-K? That We Should Start Sooner…..

  Read more about Pre-K, early intervention, education preparedness programs and discover what I have known, believed and advocated for a long time now: ‘Early’ is not early enough! We must intervene and educate earlier than at age 4 to increase academic readiness for children considered ‘at risk’ to combat and eliminate achievement gaps in education. Try […]

And the Lead Goes On….Newark: Where Else?

          The news continues to uncover more incidents of childhood lead poisoning. Lead is a toxic metal that is harmful to human health; there is NO safe level for lead exposure. This colorless, odorless, and tasteless metal can go undetected in water. Excessive amounts of lead place adults at higher risk […]