Two Saturdays ago, I received an email from United Way colleague Caroline Ross on why investments in early childhood development (still) matter. I mention the day because Caroline is the type of professional who cares so much about the questions and issues that permeate her work, that it's no surprise she thinks about them on Saturday evenings, while others (including one blogger who shall remain nameless) are off playing Guitar Hero. read more »
Over the past 11 years, United Way's Board Connection has brought together countless professionals seeking meaningful community leadership opportunities with executive directors and board members of nonprofit organizations looking to strengthen their volunteer leadership boards and communities. Register Online today! Location: Seaport Hotel 1 Seaport Lane Boston, MA 02210 read more »
You may not have noticed the story in Monday's Globe.More bad news, like background noise - just another person you've never met, who had problems that you couldn't do anything about. Big deal - turn page to see photo du jour of Tom Brady and Gisele.
In 2001, Child Trends, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center that studies the development of children began a long-term study which took a look at infants from multiple socioeconomic and demographic characteristics. Their primary research question? When does poverty begin to impact a child's development? When does the achievement gap first manifest. read more »
Boston Children’s Museum is pleased to announce that it has received a National Leadership Grant for Museums award from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The grant will be used to create the Countdown to Kindergarten Exhibit, a dynamic, innovative public space where parents and educators can see quality early childhood education in action and work together to prepare children for school. read more »
At the UW offices there has been quite a lot of talk about the effects of poverty on early childhood brain development. Now it looks like the discussion is reaching the mainstream. Check out this Financial Times article that summarizes why early childhood intervention is so important and why living in poverty is “poison” to the brain. read more »