Early Childhood Development http://wfpl.org en Why Measuring What Kentucky's Kindergartners Know is Useful http://wfpl.org/post/why-measuring-what-kentuckys-kindergartners-know-useful <p>This afternoon, we find out how prepared Kentucky's kindergarten students were entering the 2013-2014 school year last fall.</p><p>The Kentucky Education Department releases its first ever statewide results of its kindergarten screener.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 8406 at http://wfpl.org Why Measuring What Kentucky's Kindergartners Know is Useful Louisville Free Public Library Urges Parents to Read 1,000 Books to Their Kids Before Kindergarten http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-free-public-library-urges-parents-read-1000-books-their-kids-kindergarten <p>The Louisville Free Public Library is challenging parents and caregivers to read 1,000 books to small children before they reach Kindergarten.</p><p>Mayor Greg Fischer says the program is part of a holistic and comprehensive approach to education in Louisville—an approach that also includes the <a href="/post/louisville-needs-pick-pace-55000-degrees-goal-despite-record-number-degrees">55,000 Degrees initiative.</a></p><p>“An at risk kid shows up at Kindergarten three years behind a child from a thriving environment," Fischer says.</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 19:30:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 8313 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Free Public Library Urges Parents to Read 1,000 Books to Their Kids Before Kindergarten U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Visit Louisville to Spotlight Child Care Resources http://wfpl.org/post/us-education-secretary-arne-duncan-visit-louisville-spotlight-child-care-resources <p><strong>UPDATE</strong>: The following is the response WFPL&nbsp;received from Gov. Steve Beshear:&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p><em>“Yes, we support the President’s efforts&nbsp;to improve access and availability of early childhood education.&nbsp;Experts say that&nbsp;every dollar spent on preschool programs carries a return on investment that ranges from $2 to $17.</em></p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 19:52:07 +0000 Devin Katayama 5837 at http://wfpl.org U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Visit Louisville to Spotlight Child Care Resources Nobel Prize Laureate James Heckman to Address Education http://wfpl.org/post/nobel-prize-laureate-james-heckman-address-education <p>Economist and Nobel Prize laureate James Heckman&nbsp;will speak Wednesday in Louisville during an event co-hosted by the Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development.</p><p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:30:00 +0000 Staff 2133 at http://wfpl.org Nobel Prize Laureate James Heckman to Address Education