Child-Care-1
30 April

The Cost of Child Care – Why it will continue to rise?

It will come as no surprise to parents that child care can be expensive – and in some states and cities excessively so. There are multiple reasons for this high cost, such as regulations regarding ratios of teacher to students (these are certainly necessary), inexperienced management (since most centers are run by individuals/families), lack of intelligent software that could help make operations more efficient, and, perhaps the most important contributor, need for continuous and intense efforts relating to staff recruitment/retention and turnover.

homework
22 February

Homework – Is It Necessary?

It seems that homework has recently become controversial – is it good or not? In reality, the debate has been around for a very long time. In the late 19th century, and very early 20th century, homework was considered “bad” and California even went to the extent of passing a law in 1901 abolishing homework…

boring-tasks
08 February

Why Are Boring Tasks Important?

“Boring” tasks are important to teach persistence and discipline in a world where children are exposed to a lot of high-octane video games, immediate gratification of all basic needs (hungry? Just go to the refrigerator and eat something – they don’t have to wait for a parent to go stalk a deer, kill it, skin it, then cook it), and continuous colorful and interactive toys…

How-to-Evaluate-Studies-on-Early-Education
25 January

How to Evaluate Studies on Early Education

One can always find a study or experiment that supports one’s view. For example, even today there are societies dedicated to proving that the earth is flat (see References for link). Education, especially early education, is no exception. For example, there are some that say homework is bad for children and some that say homework is good for children…