Learn how exemplary countries are advancing the development of their youngest citizens. Drawing on a groundbreaking study by Sharon Lynn Kagan and her colleagues, The Early Advantage 2 extracts the essential elements from six high-performing systems to determine what must be considered when creating and implementing programs and policies for young children and their families. Challenging conventional thinking, the text offers scores of concrete examples, as well as multiple strategies, considerations, and approaches useful to leaders worldwide. Readers will find that this vibrant, thoughtful volume honors local traditions, histories, and contexts as it extracts compelling approaches to advancing early childhood systems. Use this volume, along with The Early Advantage 1, for a complete insider's guide to changing how we think about and enact innovative services and policies for young children.
The Early Advantage was funded and supported by the National Center on Education and the Economy's Center on International Education Benchmarking as part of NCEE's research into the 9 Building Blocks for a World-Class Education System.