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Early Childhood

Early Childhood development and education from birth to age 8.

Apr 15, 2022


Curriculum to Help Young Children Understand Climate Change

To help young children feel empowered in the face of climate change and anxiety, a Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) alum and early childhood educator, with guidance from an HGSE associate professor, has developed Earth Warriors—a comprehensive, developmentally appropriate, and scientifically accurate curriculum for young children.

Apr 01, 2022


Apps to Cultivate Early Literacy

Three new early-literacy apps—released for free from Harvard Graduate School of Education and its Reach Every Reader initiative—are designed for parents and caregivers to use with their children to encourage fun and rewarding interactions, promote dialogue, and give children the foundations they need to read, learn, and thrive.

Jan 18, 2022


Resources for Raising Thoughtful and Informed Children

EmbraceRace was founded in early 2016 by two parents—one a first-generation, multiracial daughter of a mother from Quebec and a father from Dominca, who brings a racial equity lens to her work as a storyteller, K–12 educator, and edtech strategist; and the other a Black man of Jamaican origins, born on the 4th of July.

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Jan 18, 2022


Analyses of Diversity in Children’s Picture Books

Recognized as a 2021 Best Digital Tool by the American Association of School Librarians, Diverse BookFinder is a comprehensive collection of children’s picture books featuring Black and Indigenous people and People of Color (BIPOC).

social emotional learning

Jan 03, 2020


Professional Growth Model Inspired by Mr. Rogers

Simple Interactions, a project of the Fred Rogers Center in partnership with researchers at Harvard University and University of Pittsburgh, has been adopted by schools, afterschool and summer programs, and other organizations for children in 35 states and several countries, including in China, Canada, and Scotland. Under the program, educators’ interactions with children are filmed to help strengthen relationships and educators’ professional growth.


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