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  • FCD Seeks Program Director

    November 13, 2014 / News

    FCD wishes to fill a new position, Program Director, to assist in moving its mission forward.  The Program Director will manage all FCD programs and program staff and will have responsibility for program development, grant development and monitoring, and management of communications strategies that can support the Foundation’s programs and public policy positions.  The successful candidate will be a senior level professional with significant experience in at least two of FCD’s major interests:  early childhood research, early childhood policy, advocacy, and/or program d   Read more...

     
  • New Research from FCD Young Scholars

    September 4, 2014 / News

    Anna Gassman-Pines and Rachel Kimbro are making news with their FCD-supported Young Scholars Program research.   Read more...

     
  • Mother’s Education and Children’s Outcomes: How Dual-Generation Programs Offer Increased Opportunities for America’s Children

    July 9, 2014 / News

    The second in a series of FCD Disparities Among America’s Children reports. The report offers the first-ever analysis of economic, education, and health indicators for children whose mothers have not graduated from high school, compared to children whose mothers have higher levels of education.   Read more...

     
  • Dual-Generation Strategies Benefit Children & Parents

    May 12, 2014 / News

    Dual-Generation programs - which combine high-quality early education of children and workforce development and skills training to their parents - are finding a place in the education debate.    Read more...

     
  • Global Challenges, New Perspectives

    April 3, 2014 / News

    APPAM Announces a Call for Proposals for the 2014 Fall Research Conference The APPAM Fall Research Conference is a multi-disciplinary annual research conference that attracts the highest quality research on a wide variety of important current and emerging policy and management issues. The conference is comprised of panels, roundtables, workshops, symposia and poster presentations and is designed to encourage substantive interaction among participants.   Read more...

     
  • High-Quality Kindergarten - What it should Look Like

    February 13, 2014 / News

    As New Jersey prepares for its First Statewide PreK-3rd Summit at the end of this month, Full-Day Kindergarten remains an issue that legislators must address as they look to advance and strengthen NJ's existing PreK-3rd framework.High-Quality Kindergarten Today, a 3-part series that highlights best practices in Kindergarten based on the comprehensive NJ Kindergarten Implementation Guidelines, offers teachers and administrators a "first-hand" account of what a quality Kindergarten should look like.   Read more...

     
  • Articulation of Our Theme: Leveraging Diversity & Addressing Disparities

    February 3, 2014 / News

    During the past 12 months, the Board of FCD reviewed its grantmaking programs since 2003 and realized that there have been synergies across various initiatives and grants that should be further strengthened and intentionally integrated into all of its existing and new programs.  These discussions led to the articulation of this theme as follows below.   Read more...

     
  • Federal Grant Programs Triggering Changes in Early Childhood Education Systems

    January 23, 2014 / News

    Introducing a new series from the New America Foundation Early Ed blog by Paul Nyhan, a journalist, early education expert, and writer for Thrive by Five Washington.   Read more...

     
  • 2013 Child Well-Being Index (CWI): Measuring 37 Year Trends (1975-2012)

    December 12, 2013 / News

    By looking at the CWI trends from 1975 to the present – a total of 37 years – we see that there are some areas of improvement, but there are also areas of significant decline in children’s well-being.    Read more...

     
  • PreK-3rd Evaluation Findings from the McKnight Foundation

    November 6, 2013 / News

    In 2012 the McKnight Foundation announced nearly $6 million in funding to the Twin Cities to increase literacy by Third Grade.  McKnight contracted with SRI International and the Center for Applied Research and Education Improvement, University of Minnesota, to evaluate their PreK-3rd efforts in Saint Paul Public Schools, Brooklyn Center Independent School District, and Minneapolis Special School District.   Read more...

     
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