Marshmallows, Grit & The Future Workforce

Many of you may be familiar with what’s widely known as the “marshmallow experiment.”  In the late 60s, Stanford University Researchers set out to test the willpower of 4-year-olds by…
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Virginia’s Kindergarten Readiness Project Update

This week, E3’s Chair, Gary McCollum, and the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation’s Chair, Ben Davenport, sent out a join letter to early education stakeholders in Virgina with with an update…
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Virginia’s Kindergarten Readiness Project

Back in January, we told you about a statewide kindergarten assessment pilot that Governor McDonnell included as part of his K-12 agenda.  A lot of movement has happened since then,…
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In The News: Teaching children when it matters most

E3’s Chairman, Gary McCollum, had an Op-Ed featured in today’s Virginian-Pilot on the importance of early education and Old Dominion University’s new Virginia Early Childhood Policy Center.  Read an excerpt…
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I’m The Guy You Pay Later

A new report from Fight Crime: Invest in Kids features Sheriffs, Chiefs and Prosecutors urging America to Cut Crime by investing in high-quality early education.  As Sheriff Leroy Baca states,…
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E3 to launch multimillion-dollar early ed center

  In case you missed it, check out the latest Inside Business article regarding Monday night’s big announcement about The E3 School.  Here’s a short excerpt: The center, to be…
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Two Big Announcements–Be The First To Know!

As we alluded to yesterday, E3 Board Chair, Gary McCollum, was on-hand last night at Smart Beginnings South Hampton Roads’ “Mix & Mingle” event with not one, but TWO exciting…
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E3: Elevate Early Education on Virginia Conversations

Last Friday, Gary McCollum and Lisa Howard were featured on Virginia Conversations talking with May-Lily Lee about early education, dropout rates, and our future workforce. Want to listen?  Click here…
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In The News: Big Announcements Are Coming…

In case you missed it, Inside Business published an article on E3: Elevate Early Education regarding two big announcements that we plan to unveil tonight. While we can’t tell you…
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Strong Bipartisan Support For Early Education

Last week, a new poll was released, which suggests broad, bipartisan support for early education.  The poll was commissioned by The First Five Years Fund and surveyed 800 registered voters. …
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