Early Childhood Education

On this week's INSIGHTS, host Dan Boylan and a panel of experts will discuss early childhood education, as efforts to improve the quality of Hawaii's grade school readiness continue. Research has shown that preschool has long-term benefits for children, families and societies at large. As part of a larger plan to strengthen Hawaii's early learning system, Governor Neil Abercrombie recently appointed the state's first Early Childhood Coordinator. We'll examine how access to early childhood education can be improved and the barriers that parents, organizations and the state have been facing.

Scheduled guests include: Jonathan Gillentine, Preschool Inclusion Teacher from Rev. Benjamin Parker Elementary School; Terry Lock, Early Childhood Coordinator at the Office of the Governor; Dr. Robert Peters, Chair of the Early Learning Council; and Sen. Jill Tokuda, Chair of the Senate Education Committee.

This conversation was recorded on September 15, 2011 in the PBS Hawaii studio. Insights on PBS Hawaii is presented on Thursdays at 7:30.


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