December 29, 2021
CEP partner Dr. Iheoma Iruka and Elizabeth Pungello Bruno discuss the importance of utilizing anti-racist scientific methods, particularly in early childhood education research.
December 8, 2021
CEP partner Dr. Conor Williams provides specific and actionable ideas on how to overhaul schools to best serve English Learners.
October 7, 2021Dr. Conor Williams explain the benefits of universal healthcare and argue that the American Families Plan should build around Head Start, the country’s largest and longest-running early education program.
In this Op-ed, CEP founder Dr. Shantel Meek and CEP partner
September 30, 2021
In this article, CEP founder Dr. Shantel Meek urges lawmakers to prioritize quality universal pre-K to support the whole child and family.
September 27, 2021Dr. Shantel Meek addresses policies that promote access and equity in early education.
In this interview, CEP founder
Aug 30, 2021
The 45 state-licensed shelters that provide care for migrant children have opted to remain open without state supervision three months after Gov. Greg Abbott ordered the facilities closed. CEP founder Dr. Shantel Meek explains the removal of state standards, particularly in Texas.
Aug 21, 2021
CEP founder Dr. Shantel Meek discusses the high expulsion and suspicious rates among pre-school children, particularly children of color.
June 22, 2021
In an article discussing The U.S. Department of Education’s plans to make the needs of students with disabilities a higher priority when schools fully reopen in the fall, CEP founder Dr. Shantel Meek voiced to the 74 how the speakers of the virtual equity summit, held by the Department of Education, could have given more attention to early-childhood education.
May 10, 2021
CEP partner Dr. Conor Williams was quoted by the 74 about how immigrant children in a school raise the performance of the school.
May 9, 2021
CEP partner Dr. Conor Williams highlights the innovative techniques created during the pandemic meant to engage dual language learners and their families and the importance of maintaining the techniques.
April 25, 2021
CEP partner and Yale professor Walter Gilliam was cited in an opinion piece in the New York Times that advocates for California to outlaw expulsion for young children.
April 28, 2021
CEP founder Dr. Shantel Meek discusses the significance of President Biden’s early childcare agenda and the importance of embedding equity in early child care education.
April 19, 2021
Cullin Howard, one of our CEP Undergraduate Scholar Award recipients, was featured in ASU News as part of the notable spring 2021 graduates series. Cullin graduated with a degree in Family and Human Development and will be starting a graduate program at the University of Georgia, pursuing a PhD in human development and family science in the Fall of 2021.
CEP postdoctoral scholar Dr. Evandra Catherine was a contributor in a report commissioned by the African American Women's Giving & Empowerment Circle and the State of Black Arizona. This report explores available data on the health and well-being of Black women and girls in Arizona and across the nation; with particular attention to COVID-19, demographics, vital statistics, health care, and end of life that will be used to inform advocacy, education, funding, and other strategies to improve their trajectory.
April 5, 2021
CEP founder Dr. Shantel Meek discusses the significance of President Biden’s early childcare agenda and the importance of providing quality child care for children aged birth to five.
March 31, 2021
CEP founder Dr. Shantel Meek and CEP partner Dr. Kelly Edyburn released a report on the effects of Trump’s immigration policies on child & family development.
March 4, 2021
CEP founder Dr. Shantel Meek discusses the pandemic with the Hechinger Report and highlights how it exacerbated the pre-existing inequities in the early childcare education system. They explore four ways to rebuild a better early childhood education system.
Image credit: Child care centers, like this one near Austin, Texas, have struggled to stay afloat during the pandemic. Credit: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report
March 2, 2021
CEP founder Dr. Shantel Meek discusses the importance of having children’s literature that reflects the diversity in America's young children.
Image credit: Still of Yahoo Life video