Early Childhood Education http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Commentary: Missouri Lags Behind On Pre-School Education http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/commentary-missouri-lags-behind-pre-school-education <p>Over the years, many studies have shown the benefits of pre-school and early childhood education. Recently those studies have been re-analyzed and confirmed to be accurate and correct. Thus, many states -- whether the voters are predominantly Democrat or Republican -- have implemented pre kindergarten and early childhood education programs.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 02:34:49 +0000 Susan Uchitelle 34041 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Commentary: Missouri Lags Behind On Pre-School Education University City Children's Center Presents A Musical Celebration Of Early Childhood http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/university-city-childrens-center-hosts-musical-celebration-early-childhood <p>The eighth annual concert to benefit the tuition assistance program at University City Children's Center will be held next Saturday at Powell Hall. Melissa Brooks, Associate Principal Cellist with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, pianist Ruth Price with the St. Louis Children's Choirs and pianist Catherine Kautsky, Professor of Music at the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music will all be performing.</p><p>The program is titled "Fairy Tales Do Come True," but it is not a concert aimed specifically for children.</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 21:13:31 +0000 Camille Phillips 29148 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org University City Children's Center Presents A Musical Celebration Of Early Childhood Why Is Early Childhood Education Important? St. Louis Leaders Weigh In http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/why-early-childhood-education-important-st-louis-leaders-weigh <p>During the State of the Union Address in February, President Obama announced a plan for "Preschool for All," which would provide federal funding to states to expand early childhood education. On a recent trip to St. Louis, <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/us-education-secretary-st-louis-discusses-student-loans-doubling-early-childhood-education">U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan reiterated that early childhood education is a priority for the president.</a></p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 22:13:55 +0000 Camille Phillips 28523 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Why Is Early Childhood Education Important? St. Louis Leaders Weigh In