Thu, Feb 14, 2013 -- 9:00 AM
What Makes a Good Preschool?Download audio (MP3)
President Obama said in his State of the Union speech on Tuesday that every child in the U.S. should get a high-quality preschool education. So, what makes a good preschool? We'll discuss play-based versus more academic preschools, and what the latest research says is the best way to prepare a toddler for the world.
Host: Michael Krasny
- Alison Gopnik, professor of psychology and affiliate professor of philosophy at UC Berkeley and author of "The Philosophical Baby: What Children's Minds Tell Us About Truth, Love and the Meaning of Life"
- Catherine Atkin, president of Preschool California
- Deborah Stipek, professor and former dean of Stanford University's Graduate School of Education
- Joseph Tobin, educational anthropologist and an early childhood education specialist at the University of Georgia, and author of "Preschool in Three Cultures: Japan, China and the United States"
- Introducing Programming to Preschoolers (MindShift)
- Baby Steps: California's Early Childhood Education Challenge (The California Report) : Special coverage, resources and a glossary
- UC Study: Invest in Latino Preschoolers (KQED News)
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