What Makes a Good Preschool?

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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.


Catherine Atkin, president of Preschool California

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"

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"

Deborah Stipek, professor and former dean of Stanford University's Graduate School of Education