Nicholas Kristof wrote a superb editorial in the New York Times on the choices we could and should make on behalf of our children, ages 0 to 3, or the first 1,000 days. His philosopy: Let’s invest in children, “who are too small to fail.”
He cites several studies, both standalone and collections of important essays. Of the latter, of note is a brand-new book, The Leading Edge of Childhood Education.
This 2016 book is an excellent companion to the excellent 2014 book, also by Harvard Graduate School of Education, Improving the Odds for America’s Children, of which a prominent theme is that we have sufficient money to spend on children; it is a matter of setting priorities and making decisions that will benefit America’s children.
As this blog asked in the previous entry: Are the candidates for president addressing issues that concern our children and are the media paying any attention? It’s all about setting priorities and making choices.