Kids Haven’t Changed; Kindergarten Has

New data support a return to “balance” in kindergarten

In the ongoing battle over kindergarten—has exploratory play been shunted aside for first-grade-style pencil-and-paper work?—one of the nation’s oldest voices in child development is weighing in with historic data.

The Gesell Institute for Human Development, named for pioneering founder of the Yale Child Study Center, Arnold Gesell, and known worldwide for its popular parenting series Your One-Year-Old through Your Ten- to Fourteen-Year-Old, will sharing the results of an 18-month study at a conference in New Haven, Conn. on October 15.

Read the full article in the Harvard Education Letter.

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