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

Bezos family with Gail and President of UW

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

Children joyful and creating art together in a classroom

Preschoolers Raymond Gilliam, left, Devon Edwards and Hilda Torres work on a Mother’s Day card at a publicly funded preschool class in Sacramento, California (Rich Pedroncelli / AP) 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…

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

Gail speaking with a teacher

Professor Gail Joseph, center, speaks with participants during a UW-hosted institute on “Equity Focused Positive Behavior Support.” 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…

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

Gail celbrating with Cultivate Learning staff

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, in our region, and across the nation. Gail has deep knowledge and experience…

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

Child and teacher clapping in home care setting

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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