The Importance of School Readiness

Arriving at elementary school ready to learn is invaluable to all young children, as delays in the early years of education can be very difficult to overcome. This is especially true for children who do not hear or speak the language predominantly used at school in their own homes. It is very beneficial if the early building blocks of learning … Read More

Katherine Del MonteThe Importance of School Readiness

A New Book Collection that Addresses the Word Gap and the Praise Gap

In 1995, researchers Betty Hart and Todd R. Risley published a groundbreaking study that found that there is a 30-million word gap between children from low-income families and children from higher-income families. They called it “the early catastrophe.” This immense word gap sets the stage for everything that would come later in a child’s life. They discovered this by conducting … Read More

Katherine Del MonteA New Book Collection that Addresses the Word Gap and the Praise Gap