birth to eight

What we can learn from Fairfax County

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the 4th annual Fairfax Future’s School Readiness Leadership Forum. This year’s focus was on STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology, Math) and the impact on early education (birth to five). The list of panelist and keynote speaker were quite impressive and I was ready to take notes. Joan Lombardi, deputy assistant secretary for early childhood...

Our priorities: As simple as ABC—but not as easy

It’s simple, really.We aim to ensure all of D.C.’s youngest citizens are provided the opportunities they need to be prepared for school and the workforce.It’s simple, but not easy. How do we imagine we will get there? Well, think of it as working on our ABCs.A) Birth to EightWe’ll promote quality programs for every child from birth to eight years...