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Seattle Times: Bezos family gifts $3 million to shape UW’s early education work

September 20, 2018

Neal Morton Seattle Times staff reporter Only a week after Jeff Bezos pledged to pour part of his personal wealth into creating a network of preschools for low-income families, his parents’ philanthropic foundation announced a $3 million gift to the University of Washington to shape its work in early education. The nonprofit Bezos Family Foundation,…

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Seattle Times: Fix a broken system where preschoolers are expelled

September 17, 2018

By Angel Fettig and Kathleen Artman Meeker Special to The Times Nationwide, preschool expulsion rates are alarmingly high. And again, African-American boys are disproportionately affected. Not only are these children losing access to the care and education they deserve, but their families also may face difficulties finding and keeping employment in the face of inconsistent…

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No More Time Outs: The Need for Positive Behavior Support in Early Learning

August 27, 2018

For providers and educators, challenging behavior in children isn’t just a reality, it’s an inevitability. In August, the University of Washington’s Cultivate Learning and Haring Center for Inclusive Education joined local early intervention program Kindering in addressing the issue by gathering early learning providers for an institute on “Equity Focused Positive Behavior Support.” The institute, the first dedicated to…

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Gail Joseph is Awarded the 2018 David B. Thorud Leadership Award

June 18, 2018

GAIL JOSEPH Associate Professor Nominated by Mia Tuan, Dean and Professor, Education AWARDED 2018 It is with great pleasure that I write to express my complete support of the nomination of Professor Gail Joseph for the David B. Thorud Leadership Award. Gail’s impact on the field of early childhood education is truly outstanding, within the University,…

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Seattle Times: Meaningful Makeover brings a Reality-TV Spin to Early Learning

May 8, 2018

In the third episode of “Meaningful Makeover,” a web series about improving early childhood care environments, Faduma Muse, owner of Ayan Family Childcare in Seattle, reacts to her newly transformed space. (Photo courtesy of University of Washington Cultivate Learning) A web series from the University of Washington’s Cultivate Learning shows easy and affordable ways to…

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Upcoming Events

ELO Distinguished Panel: Improving Quality in Expanded Learning

October 18, 2018

Free & open to the public October 30th, 7:00pm – 8:30pm Cultivate Learning 5001 25th ave NE #201e, Seattle, WA 98105 Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be provided Please RSVP by October 27thFor more information, please contact us: 206.221.0569 or cultiv8@uw.edu RSVP Here Meet the Panelists Michael Funk, Director of the Expanded Learning Division (EXLD)…

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