early childhood


Want big advances from students and schools? Invest in principals, says new research

School principals, who rank second only to teachers in influencing how well students learn in school, matter even more than previously believed, according to major new research. In fact, replacing a below-average principal with an above-average one will result in an additional three months of learning in math and reading annually for the average student, […]


Job Posting Montessori School

JOB OPENING: Montessori School Seeks Classroom teacher with 2 other teachers, Montessori classrooms are mixed ages 2.5 – 4 years old NYS Early Childhood Certification Birth – 2nd required    School: Nazareth Nursery Montessori School 216 W15th Street New York, NY 10011 Contact: Jennifer Olivera – director@nazarethnursery.org  212-243-1881  Hours: 8:30 – 5:30 We go by an academic […]

By John Russo | Early Childhood . Job Posting . pre k

8 Things Teachers Should do Before the End of Summer

August?? It’s August?? Oh, man. Where does the time go! Before you hit Staples for the back-to-School sale, please do yourself a favor. Check out our new list: Listen to this post! 8 things teachers should do before the end of the summer. 1. Read something the kids are reading (but NOT that you’re teaching) […]


Pre K Job Fair

Listen above to WNYC’s story on this Pre K Job Fair. Highlights from the post/story on WNYC: “I feel like I’m speed-dating here,” said Dawn Posporelis, a manager at Precious Moments Nursery School in Queens, as she sat behind a table holding five-minute conversations to size up applicants. Unlike some job fairs, where the chances […]


Early Childhood Masters FAQs

Here are some of the questions we’ve been answering about our Early Childhood Masters Program, for which we’ve partnered with Concordia College. We’re happy to answer these! If you see yourself in these questions, great. If not, ask us your question by emailing tim@citeprograms.com   Is the cost of this program 425 per class or […]


Developmentally Appropriate Practice

Developmentally Appropriate Practice for Early Childhood Education The National Association for the Education of Young Children Celebrates Week of the Young Child, April 6-12, 2014 The phrase “high quality early education” has been trending in the media in recent months and has become a rallying cry in many political circles. But how do we define “high […]


Farina Addresses Teachers

Chancellor Fariña Addresses Teachers Her goal: Restore dignity and Respect to teaching Chancellor Fariña addresses teachers, at a town hall meeting with UFT members.  Her first priority — and the accomplishment by which she most wants to be judged — is restoring dignity and respect to the teaching profession.  “No one works well if beaten down,” she […]


The Shutdown and Education Update

10-4-13 Government shutdown and education update – FRIDAY VERSION! Head into the weekend all read up — today’s blog spotlights the shutdown, and how it affects education, in particular Military families, and head start programs. We also include an overview for you, from Education Week.   MILITARY Rosemary Freitas Williams, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense […]

By John Russo | Educational Policy


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