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"Early childhood education begins early, even before birth." - Madeleine M Kunin

"I got an early education from television." - Debra Wilson

"In Burma, we need to improve education in the country - not only primary education, but secondary and tertiary education. Our education system is very very bad. But, of course, if you look at primary education, we have to think in terms of early childhood development that's going back to before the child is born - making sure the mother is well nourished and the child is properly nurtured." - Aung San Suu Kyi

"A poor child who receives high-quality early childhood development is 40 percent less likely to need special education, twice as likely to attend college and dramatically more likely to survive childhood." - Shakira

"It is time that the medical and teaching profession should realize that functional neurosis is not congenital, not inborn, not hereditary, but is the result of a defective, fear-inspiring education in early child life." - Boris Sidis

"Research has shown time and time again that infants who receive the high-quality child care and early education programs do better in school, have more developed social skills, and display fewer behavior problems." - Judy Biggert

"Imagine if you had genuine, high-quality early-childhood education for every child, and suddenly every black child in America - but also every poor white child or Latino [child], but just stick with every black child in America - is getting a really good education. And they're graduating from high school at the same rates that whites are, and they are going to college at the same rates that whites are, and they are able to afford college at the same rates because the government has universal programs. So now they're all graduating." - Barack Obama

"The goal of my philanthropic work has always been to make sure that every child has a chance to live up to his or her potential. That means our work won't be done until every child has access to quality education from early childhood to adulthood." - Shakira

"Education is helping the child realise his potentialities." - Erich Fromm

"Without education, you really can't dream as a child." - Naomie Harris

"We do not put enough emphasis on early childhood years. We neglect children in this society; as a society we're guilty of child neglect. If we could eliminate the vestiges of racism, if we could develop a more powerful agenda for child care, child development, and a more powerful education system, we could prevent a lot of the incapacities which in turn tend to generate structural unemployment." - Bruce Babbitt

"The child who desires education will be bettered by it; the child who dislikes it disgraced." - John Ruskin

"Don't give up on the child. Give the child an education. Give them daily love." - Chris Burke

"Quintilian [educational writer in Rome around A.D. 100] thought that the earliest years of the child's life were crucial. Education should start earlier than age seven, within the family. It should not be so hard as to give the child an aversion to learning. Rather, these early lessons would take the form of play-that embryonic notion of kindergarten." - C. Sommerville

"We must provide an improved early education system so that all students have the opportunity to learn and reach their full potential. There are many paths to that goal, but we must work together to secure our children's future and provide a fair start for every child." - Marc Veasey

"A two-year-old can be taught to curb his aggressions completely if the parents employ strong enough methods, but the achievement of such control at an early age may be bought at a price which few parents today would be willing to pay. The slow education for control demands much more parental time and patience at the beginning, but the child who learns control in this way will be the child who acquires healthy self-discipline later." - Selma Fraiberg

"I began my education at a very early age; in fact, right after I left college." - Winston Churchill

"Do not use compulsion, but let early education be rather a sort of amusement." - Plato

"It drove home, personally, the value of early detection and education and intervention." - Janet Napolitano

"From a very early age, I've had to interrupt my education to go to school." - George Bernard Shaw

"A neglect of one's sentimental education early in life could bear the most unfortunate fruit." - Daniel Kehlmann

"We spend at least $5 for remedial education right now for every dollar we put in early childhood education. All the studies on early childhood education show this is going to pay for itself." - Tim Kaine

"I don't grow up. In me is the small child of my early days." - M C Escher

"The Taliban should keep it in mind that one of us has to die one day. And if I die early, it does not matter. I will continue my campaign and I'm going back to Pakistan as soon as possible. And I want to be a politician. And, through politics, I am going to serve my mission, and I'm going to work for education for every child." - Malala Yousafzai

"We have the ability to provide quality education to every child on earth right now." - Adam Braun

"My goal is to get peace and my goal is to see education of every child" - Malala Yousafzai

"The best gift from a father to his child is Education and Upbringing." - Muhammad

"The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things." - Plato

"Education cannot be effective unless it helps a child to open up himself to life." - Maria Montessori

"No child in Africa, and in fact anywhere in the world, should be denied education." - Nelson Mandela

"One of the most beautiful things we can give our child is music education." - Gloria Estefan

"From the very beginning of his education, the child should experience the joy of discovery." - Alfred North Whitehead

"It is our moral obligation to give every child the very best education possible." - Desmond Tutu

"Every child should have the opportunity to receive a quality education." - Bill Frist

"I believe that a child going without an education is a crime." - Kamala Harris

"Avoid compulsion and let early education be a matter of amusement. Young children learn by games; compulsory education cannot remain in the soul." - Plato

"Early childhood development has proved to be very beneficial and very cost-effective in societies where this is been tried. So let's not confine ourselves to primary education. Let's think of early childhood development and education as a whole." - Aung San Suu Kyi

"The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child's own natural desire to learn." - Maria Montessori

"Let early education be a sort of amusement. You will then be better able to find out the natural bent." - Plato

"One of the best investments we can make in a child's life is high-quality early education." - Barack Obama

"A first class system of early childhood education is the hallmark of a caring and civilized society." - Andy Hargreaves

"One of the best investments we can make in a child's life is high-quality early education." - Barack Obama

"I think we hear a lot of talk about college, and we don't hear about early education." - Mitch Albom

"The Sistine Chapel is an extraordinary work of education - it lays out all the early books of the Bible." - Peter Greenaway

"Investment in early education is not a Liberal or Conservative idea. Nor should it be decided along party lines." - Madeleine M Kunin

"Education, education, education" - Tony Blair

"I do look upon the secretary of education's primary responsibility as the quality of education that - and improving the education that every child in American public schools receives." - Mark Shields

"My parents always made education and school the number one priority. They believed that an education is the best gift you can give to your child." - Debra Messing

"I believe we need a national amendment which will guarantee every child in America the promise of not just an equal education but a high-quality equal education." - Jonathan Kozol

"For every dollar spent on early child development you save $7 over the life course because children with better early child development are less likely to end up delinquent, involved in crime, unemployed and so on." - Michael Marmot

"He who knows how to teach a child is not competent for the oversight of a child's education unless he also knows how to train a child." - Henry Clay Trumbull

"A child must learn early to believe that she is somebody worthwhile, and that she can do many praiseworthy things." - Benjamin E Mays

"Saying we can't afford to invest in early child development means we're storing up bigger costs in the future." - Michael Marmot

"My mom was always late. It drove me crazy as a child. So I'm always on time - or early." - Jodie Foster

"By education, I mean an all-round drawing of the best in child and man in body, mind and spirit." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The aim of education should be to preserve and nurture the yearning for learning that a child is born with." - W Edwards Deming

"Instead of a national curriculum for education, what is really needed is an individual curriculum for every child" - Charles Handy

"The education of even a small child, therefore, does not aim at preparing him for school, but for life." - Maria Montessori

"Giving a child an education is by far one of the most important investments we can make." - Usher

"Every child has a right to go to high school and end up with a third grade education." - Pat Paulsen

"We have to demand that governments live up to their promises and make education a reality for every child." - Shakira

"Education demands, then, only this: the utilization of the inner powers of the child for his own instruction." - Maria Montessori

"Every child has a right to education as much as to life, and every woman the right to live." - Nita Ambani

"A dog is the greatest gift a parent can give a child. OK, a good education, then a dog." - John Grogan

"Instead of a national curriculum for education, what is really needed is an individual curriculum for every child." - Charles Handy

"Even on education, his one accomplishment, the Leave No Child Behind Act, and he has left it unfunded." - Sidney Blumenthal

"When I was a child I didn't care about getting an education, and I didn't finish high school." - Mary J Blige

"I grew up a middle class, colonized child of teachers and librarians and people, women especially, who treasured education." - Lorraine Toussaint

"Early college high schools in North Carolina and across the country show us that challenge - not remediation - is an approach to education that works." - Mike Easley

"Having a highly homogeneous background, education, values, preferences, etc, in the very early team is better than not - cuts down on time-wasting arguments." - Max Levchin

"Our single greatest defense against scientific ignorance is education, and early in the life of every scientist, the child's first interest was sparked by a teacher." - Peter Agre

"My mother is a professor of early childhood education. When I was two she would say she knew I was going to be an actor." - Matt Damon

"Early college high schools in North Carolina and across the country show us that challenge - not remediation - is an approach to education that works." - Michael F Easley

"Teachers say their schools of education did not adequately prepare them for the classroom. They would have welcomed more mentoring and feedback in their early years." - Arne Duncan

"The quality of education that children receive early in life has a bearing on their later life that we may never fully understand." - Miguel Ferrer

"Early childhood education is an urgent educational, economic and moral imperative. Without it, we face a long-term national economic security crisis." - J B Pritzker

"When I was four years old, my mother put me into a school for early music education where you get perfect pitch and harmony and composition." - Yoko Ono

"I remember as a child going around with "Votes For Women" balloons. I learnt early what it is to be snubbed for a good cause." - Katharine Hepburn

"At an early age I found the world a very natural place to be. I was always in a meditative consciousness as a child, which children are." - Frederick Lenz

"Whatever landscape a child is exposed to early on, that will be the sort of gauze through which he or she will see all the world afterwards." - Wallace Stegner

"It is never too early to try and plant [good principles] in a child, and never too late to cultivate them in the most neglected person." - Louisa May Alcott

"As an early child, I tried to play every kind of music that I heard. I thought everyone was doing that." - Allen Toussaint

"Values are most important. Democratic values have to be instilled from childhood and the child sees at an early stage in life in every situation in society." - Ela Bhatt

"In my early days, I was about 145 pounds. I was really a starving artist; the poster child for starving artists." - Creed Bratton

"As a child is indulged or checked in its early follies, a ground is generally laid for the happiness or misery of the future man." - Samuel Richardson

"The most convincing argument against early parenthood is that you are in a relationship that is likely to fall apart before that child grows up." - Tony Parsons

"Even a child who's above average on self-control could improve their financial outcomes in mid-life if they improved their self-control skills early on." - Terrie Moffitt

"I want to fully fund education, No Child Left Behind, special-needs education. And that's how we're going to be more competitive, by making sure our kids are graduating from school and college." - John F Kerry

"Education, for most people, means trying to lead the child to resemble the typical adult of his society . . . but for me and no one else, education means making creators. . . . You have to make inventors, innovators...not conformists" - Jean Piaget

"Education, for most people, means trying to lead the child to resemble the typical adult of his society... But for me, education means making creators... You have to make inventors, innovators, not conformists." - Jean Piaget

"What we need is an education system that works for every child, not a select few. This starts with providing a quality education for our youngest Americans so they can learn, grow, and become prosperous citizens." - Marc Veasey

"As education becomes dematerialized, demonetized and democratized, every man, woman and child on the planet will be able to reap the benefits of knowledge. We're rapidly heading toward a world of education abundance." - Peter Diamandis

"I always had the dream that, once I became No 1 in the world, that if I had a child I hoped I would have it early enough so the child can see me playing." - Roger Federer

"Just because a child's parents are poor or uneducated is no reason to deprive the child of basic human rights to health care, education and proper nutrition." - Marian Wright Edelman

"I have made education a top priority of this Administration because when we get it right, when every child learns, America will be a more hopeful place." - George W Bush

"Education must be aimed at creating a wider imagination in the child, not at suppressing. The childs mind must be set free." - Henry Williamson

"The role of education is to interest the child profoundly in an external activity to which he will give all his potential" - Maria Montessori

"Religious education is only valuable intellectually, if the child is educated in a religion versus [just] about a religion. I don't believe you can have both." - Susan Jacoby

"Only when the child is able to identify its own center with the center of the universe does education really begin." - Maria Montessori

"Merely to stuff the child with a lot of information, making him pass examinations, is the most unintelligent form of education." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"The word education must not be understood in the sense of teaching but of assisting the psychological development of the child." - Maria Montessori

"Education has for its object to develop the child into a man of well proportioned and harmonious nature-this is alike the aim of parent and teacher." - Herbert Spencer

"This system is really broken. No Child Left Behind has really failed and the only way to solve education is to leave one governor behind." - Kinky Friedman

"China had managed to reduce their fertility to a large extent because of basic expansion of women's education, not because of the one-child family." - Amartya Sen

"I believe education is the key. As an activist and a child of the developing world, I witnessed education's power to transform lives." - Shakira

"We have a moral concern to feed all of the hungry, wipe out malnutrition, so that every American be housed and every child have access to education." - Jesse Jackson

"Modern education includes morality; therefore the modern child seeks only entertainment in its wonder-tales and gladly dispenses with all disagreeable incident." - L Frank Baum

"Every stage of education begins with childhood. That is why the most educated person on earth so much resembles a child." - Novalis

"That is the one eternal education: to be sure enough that something is true that you dare to tell it to a child." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"In so far as the intention of education is to train the child for a vocation it is a millstone around his neck." - John Carroll

"By education most have been misled; So they believe, because they were bred. The priest continues where the nurse began, And thus the child imposes on the man." - John Dryden

"Although children are only 24 percent of the population, they're 100 percent of our future and we cannot afford to provide any child with a substandard education." - Ed Markey

"We have every resource necessary to provide access to education for every child on the planet; we just need to commit to enabling it." - Adam Braun

"Instruction ends in the schoolroom, but education ends only with life. A child is given to the universe to be educated." - Frederick William Robertson

"The foundation of a strong economy and job creation begins with providing every child in America with the best possible education, including students with disabilities." - Jared Polis

"A girl child who is even a little bit educated is more conscious of family planning, health care and, in turn, her children's own education." - Azim Premji

"Instruction ends in the schoolroom, but education ends only with life. A child is given to the universe to be educated." - Frederick William Roberts

"The answer is not to standardize education, but to personalize and customize it to the needs of each child and community. There is no alternative. There never was." - Ken Robinson

"I am a passionate traveler, and from the time I was a child, travel formed me as much as my formal education." - David Rockefeller

"Every parent wants to do what's best for their child. Whatever I can afford, I'm going to get my kid the best education I can get." - Michael Moore

"Education must be aimed at creating a wider imagination in the child, not at suppressing. The child's mind must be set free." - Henry Williamson

"In these days, it is doubtful that any child may reasonably be expected to succeed in life if he is denied the opportunity of an education." - Earl Warren

"Education begins at home. You can't blame the school for not putting into your child what you don't put into him." - Geoffrey Holder

"It's not enough to train today's workforce. We also have to prepare tomorrow's workforce by guaranteeing every child access to a world-class education." - Barack Obama

"In every adult there lurks a child- an eternal child, something that is always becoming, is never completed, and calls for unceasing care, attention, and education. That is the part of the personality which wants to develop and become whole." - Carl Jung

"Even child abuse specialists do not routinely screen for domestic violence. This shows how much more education we need to do, even among experts, to understand the known links between violence of the child and the parent." - Jocelyn Brown

"I was a physical education major with a child psychology minor at Temple, which means if you ask me a question about a child's behavior, I will advise you to tell the child to take a lap." - Bill Cosby

"You take a poor black child. Give him a good education, tell him he's somebody, that God didn't create junk when he created him, and that black child will create his own affirmative action." - J C Watts

"We have a duty to ensure that every child has access to the best possible education. It should not matter where they were born. No child should be left behind." - Jo Cox MP

"The parent knows instinctively that if they're working and setting an example for their child that means that child is more likely to be in school, more likely to stay out of trouble and more likely to complete their education." - John Engler

"Education is a matter of the spirit. No wiser word has been said on the subject, and yet we persist in applying education from without. No one knoweth the things of the man except the spirit of man which is in him; therefore, there is no education but self-education, and as soon as a young child begins his education, he does so as a student. Our business is to give him mind stuff. Both quantity and quality are essential." - Charlotte Mason

"The Figurehead of American Public Education Who Prefers Private Religious Education (!)All things equal, I would prefer to have a child in a school that has a strong appreciation for the values of the Christian community, where a child is taught to have a strong faith." - Rod Paige

"Ideal for the child and society in the best of times, Rudolf Steiner's brilliant process of education is critically needed and profoundly relevant now at this time of childhood crisis and educational breakdown. Waldorf Education nurtures the intellectual, psychological and spiritual unfolding of the child. The concerned parent and teacher will find a multitude of problems clearly addressed in this practical, artistic approach." - Joseph Chilton Pearce

"Education is identical with helping the child realize his potentialities. The opposite of education is manipulation, which is based on the absence of faith in the growth of potentialities and the connection that a child will be right only if the adults put into him what is desirable and suppress what seems to be undesirable." - Erich Fromm

"I should care about the education a child in Philadelphia, or Pittsburgh, or Erie, or Scranton received because if they didn't get a good education my life is diminished and all of our lives are enhanced if they get that good education. It is a shared enterprise and we need to recognize that." - Tom Wolf

"Women's education has a much greater impact [on], for example, fertility. Men's education, if our studies are correct, ha[s] almost no impact on fertility. Women's do. So, by the way, as a man, it's not to the glory of men specifically that it's women's education that reduces child mortality." - Amartya Sen

"You never see a child die from education on TV. But make no mistake about it: children die from lack of education all the time. Children without an education are more likely to grow up to have HIV/AIDS. They're more likely to die in infancy or before the age of five." - Gene Sperling

"Education spurs growth and unlocks potential. After all, a single year of primary education creates a 10 to 20 percent increase in a woman's wages later in life. Education lowers the risk of disease and decreases the likelihood that a child will fall into violence and crime. And a child born to a literate mother is 50 percent more likely to survive past age five. No country has achieved sustained growth without at least 40 percent literacy for its adults." - Shakira

"If I have this child? Why was' it obvious to me that I already had a child, who was growing inside of me? Once you are pregnant, there is no if. That child, though tiny and in an early stage of development, already exists!" - Abby Johnson

"If I have this child? Why wasn't it obvious to me that I already had a child, who was growing inside of me? Once you are pregnant, there is no if. That child, though tiny and in an early stage of development, already exists!" - Abby Johnson

"If I have this child? Why wasn't it obvious to me that I already had a child, who was growing inside of me? Once you are pregnant, there is no if. That child, though tiny and in an early stage of development, already exists!" - Abby Johnson

"There is no other investment that has the kind of social multiplier effect that early education has. It is an incredible thing to nurture and watch grow and spread." - Shakira

"Our nearly century-long experiment in banning marijuana has failed as abysmally as Prohibition did... In contrast, legalizing and taxing marijuana would bring in substantial sums that could be used to pay for schools, libraries or early childhood education." - Nicholas D Kristof

"Experts tell us that 90% of all brain development occurs by the age of five. If we don't begin thinking about education in the early years, our children are at risk of falling behind by the time they start Kindergarten." - Robert. L. Ehrlich

"No education is worth having that does not teach the lesson of concentration on a task, however unattractive. These lessons, if not learnt early, will be learnt, if at all, with pain and grief in later life." - Cyril Connolly

"The best way to improve the American workforce in the 21st century is to invest in early childhood education, to ensure that even the most disadvantaged children have the opportunity to succeed along side their more advantaged peers" - James Heckman

"My early education was in the public school system of Omaha, where, retrospectively, I realize that my high school training served me in good stead for the basic subjects of mathematics, English, foreign languages and history." - Lawrence Klein

"I focus on supporting high quality early childhood health care and education. By betting my resources on very young children, I know I'm making an investment that pays guaranteed dividends with a high rate of return." - J.B. Pritzker

"Prospective teachers may read about the science of education, but they'll only grasp the art in their early years by seeing it practiced and having it commended to them." - Carol Ann Tomlinson

"If you're a progressive, you've got to be worried about how the federal government is spending its revenue, because we don't have enough money to spend on things like early childhood education that are so important." - Barack Obama



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