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Cradle to Kindergarten: A New Plan to Combat Inequality

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The Puck Building

295 Lafayette Street

The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10012

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Presented by NYU Steinhardt & NYU Wagner


PROGRAM 6:00pm - 7:30pm | RECEPTION 7:30pm - 8:30pm

The period between birth and kindergarten is a critical time for child development, and disparities that begin early in children's lives contribute to starkly different long-term outcomes. Yet, the US government invests less in children under the age of five than do most other developed nations.

Join NYU scholars Hirokazu Yoshikawa and Ajay Chaudry as they discuss their new book, Cradle to Kindergarten: A New Plan to Combat Inequality (Russell Sage Foundation, 2017). The book offers an evidence-based strategy that diagnoses the obstacles to accessible early education and charts a path towards opportunity for all children.

The authors propose overhauling the current early care system, including advocating for universal, high-quality early education that starts by age three. Their proposal is currently playing out in New York City, where pre-K for all three-year-olds is being rolled out starting this fall in select districts in Brooklyn and the Bronx. The authors will be joined by a panel of fellow experts.

Speakers:

Richard Buery
Keynote Speaker
Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives, City of New York

Ajay Chaudry
Author & Panelist
Visiting Scholar, NYU Wagner

Hirokazu Yoshikawa
Author & Panelist
Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education, NYU Steinhardt; University Professor, NYU

C. Cybele Raver
Panelist
Senior Vice Provost, Academic Analytics and Graduate Affairs, NYU

Eliza Shapiro
Moderator
Reporter, Politico NY

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