Reading Instruction in Kindergarten: Little to Gain and Much to Lose

Rae Pica with Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Joan Almon, and Deborah J. Stewart

A growing chorus of early education professionals are saying that setting standards for reading instruction in kindergarten is going too far.They argue that policies aimed at preparing kids for college through academics at increasingly earlier years is misguided and unsupported by the research. Learn more.

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February 10, 2015
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Nancy Carlsson-Paige is Professor Emerita at Lesley University where she taught teachers for more than 30 years and was a founder of the University’s Center for Peaceable Schools. Nancy has written and spoken extensively about the impact of media on children’s lives and social development, and how children learn the skills for positive relationships. Joan Almon co-founded the Alliance for Childhood in 1999 and is an advocate for healthy early education and enough play time for children. She was an early childhood educator for more than thirty years. Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed., has over 20 years of experience in the field of early childhood education as a teacher, director, curriculum writer, music director, and consultant for staff training and professional development. She blogs at Teach Preschool.
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