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Quality Early Childhood Education Quotes


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

"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

"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

"If we expect our children to thrive at our colleges and universities, and succeed in our economy once they graduate - first we must make quality, affordable early childhood education accessible to all." - Kirsten Gillibrand

"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

"Only one in five children in the U.S. lives within walking distance of a park. Many more lack access to a quality early childhood education that provides ample time and space to play." - Darell Hammond

"We need to provide higher quality and innovative early childhood development programs all throughout Latin America." - Shakira

"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

"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

"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

"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

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

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

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

"New York rushed to get students into early childhood programs, but the research is clear that it has to be high quality. What we are giving poor kids now in early childhood is nothing like what we are giving middle-class kids in most places." - Pedro Noguera

"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

"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

"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

"Care work produces public goods, and should be supported in families by policies such as paid parental leave and caregiver tax credits, and by investments in good training and wages for caregiving, including early childhood education, in the market." - Riane Eisler

"We invest in early childhood education. We invest additional job training dollars. We make sure that we've got a strong research and development strategy so that we continue to innovate. Rebuilding our infrastructure, which we know will attract businesses." - Barack Obama

"If the goal is to dramatically improve college completion rates, not college-going rates by itself but college completion, it's not just a college problem. We need a big focus on early childhood education. Our early childhood education system is pretty good in this country. Not enough students have opportunity. And, very discouragingly, they lose their advantage because they go to poor schools after that. So, let's focus on our babies." - Arne Duncan

"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

"Let me ask you: Should only children of the wealthy have access to quality early education? Should only children of the wealthy have access to a college degree? The answer - the only answer - is: no." - Lincoln Chafee

"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

"Children without access to quality early education programs start kindergarten with an 18-month disadvantage, and that gap continues to widen. By the time they are in fourth grade, many cannot do math or read at grade level." - Mark Shriver

"Religion is an illusion of childhood, outgrown under proper education." - Auguste Comte

"And when it comes to developing the high standards we need, it's time to stop working against our teachers and start working with them. Teachers don't go in to education to get rich. They don't go in to education because they don't believe in their children. They want their children to succeed, but we've got to give them the tools. Invest in early childhood education. Invest in our teachers and our children will succeed." - Barack Obama

"Education is preeminently a matter of quality, not amount." - Henry Ford

"To me the early childhood story is an ecumenical one. You take poverty seriously. You take seriously maternal depression. You take seriously children under stress and you take seriously the effects of extended hours participation in poor quality care. Those are the facts I begin with." - Robert Manne

"The quality of an education system can never exceed the quality of its teachers." - Andreas Schleicher

"The one thing we can do is invest in the quality of education, especially higher education." - Ron Kind

"I have the students for six hours a day. The community has them for 18 hours, plus prenatal and early childhood. I don't believe the schools create (the achievement gap), but our responsibility is not to add to it. We won't eliminate the gap until the community makes education a priority, but the schools can't wait for the community to do its part." - Bill Vaughan

"Some children lack tools to see their course in the world in far-sighted ways. Just introducing school vouchers won't change that. You have to have nurse-home partnerships, early childhood education, mentoring programs and so on. People learn from people they love." - David Brooks

"Higher minimum wages, full-employment programs, early-childhood education: Those kinds of programs are, by design, universal, but by definition, because they are helping folks who are in the worst economic situations, are most likely to disproportionately impact and benefit African Americans. They also have the benefit of being sellable to a majority of the body politic." - Barack Obama

"We have lots of evidence that putting investments in early childhood education, even evidence from very hard-nosed economists, is one of the very best investments that the society can possibly make. And yet we still don't have public support for things like preschools." - Alison Gopnik

"Providing all Latin-American children with the education and early childhood development that they need is in the best interest of all, so it has to be a priority for all of us, not only the government and civil society, but also the business sector." - Shakira

"I have had a long unabashed love affair with dogs that stretches back to early childhood." - Caspar Weinberger

"From early childhood, my thrust was to get into the movies." - Morgan Freeman

"Mice: What is the best early training for a writer? Y.C.: An unhappy childhood." - Ernest Hemingway

"The years of early childhood are the time to prepare the soil." - Rachel Carson

"Our fascination with gold is related to the fantasies of early childhood." - Sigmund Freud

"How one handles success or failure is determined by their early childhood." - Harold Ramis

"Investing in early childhood nutrition is a surefire strategy. The returns are incredibly high." - Anne M Mulcahy

"We had early on women having the right to vote, then women in the workforce during WWII, just going back in history, and then we had the higher education of women, and then women more fully participating in the economy and in business, the professions, education, you name the subject... but the missing link has always been: is there quality, affordable healthcare for all women, regardless of what their family situation might be?" - Nancy Pelosi

"I had an Edinburgh, middle-class childhood and a public school education," - Rory Bremner

"Laws and rules of conduct are for the state of childhood; education is an emancipation." - Andre Gide

"I had an Edinburgh, middle-class childhood and a public school education." - Rory Bremner

"American education will be determined by the quality of American public education, and that's public schools that are available." - Mark Shields

"There are so many people around the world in need of high-quality education and really starving for education." - Daphne Koller

"Education reform has as its main purpose to make sure that the education delivered is of quality." - Enrique Pena Nieto

"Unfortunately, our [american] workplace rules are stuck in the seventies, when, out of a block of 10 houses, in more than half of them the husband went to work and the wife stayed home. Now on that same block almost eight of the wives work. That's one reason why I want equal pay for equal work, and why affordable day care, early childhood education, and universal pre-K are so important to me." - Kirsten Gillibrand

"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

"Exploration of the natural world begins in early childhood, flourishes in middle childhood, and continues in adolescence as a pleasure and a source of strength for social action." - David Sobel

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

"A quality education grants us the ability to fight the war on ignorance and poverty." - Charles Rangel

"I am suggesting that quality in undergraduate education means giving students a perspective that is global." - Ernest L. Boyer

"Quality in education is what makes learning a pleasure and a joy." - Myron Tribus

"An athletic scholarship shouldn't be the best opportunity to receive a quality education." - Jalen Rose

"The best way to fight poverty is to empower people through access to quality education" - John Legend

"An athletic scholarship should' be the best opportunity to receive a quality education." - Jalen Rose

"Wit is the rarest quality to be met with among people of education." - William Hazlitt

"A quality education grants us the ability to fight the war on ignorance and poverty." - Charles B Rangel

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

"Inclusive, good-quality education is a foundation for dynamic and equitable societies." - Desmond Tutu

"Economic prosperity and quality education for our children are inexorably linked." - Jon Huntsman Jr

"After all, by providing early access to medicine, nutrition and stimulation, early childhood development creates lifelong improvements in health, cognitive development, school achievement, and social equality." - Shakira

"Oh, be assured fellow teachers, that there is no time in life so favorable to sound conversion as early childhood." - Theodore L. Cuyler

"Very early in my childhood I associated poverty, toil, unemployment, drunkenness, cruelty, quarreling, fighting, debts, jail with large families." - Margaret Sanger

"I share Len Saunders' concerns about childhood obesity and getting kids to be active beginning at an early age." - Shannon Miller

"There is an association between the number of hours that the television is on at home and early childhood aggression." - Catherine Taylor

"If you're going to equalize the academic playing field, you've got to get the kids in early childhood programs." - Paul Vallas

"I share Len Saunders" concerns about childhood obesity and getting kids to be active beginning at an early age." - Shannon Miller

"My hope is that every country in Latin America will make a significant commitment to supporting early childhood development programs." - Shakira

"The second childhood of a saint is the early infancy of a happy immortality, as we believe." - William Mountford

"My early childhood was spent in Newark, New Jersey, but my family moved to Denver when I was 12." - Anita Diament

"While early childhood experiences may impel, they do not compel. In the end, evil is a matter of choice." - Andrew Vachss

"I was born in Iowa City and spent my early childhood on a hippie commune just outside of town." - Chelsea Cain

"I grew up in Cambridge in England, and my love of mathematics dates from those early childhood days." - Andrew Wiles

"Your memories from your early childhood seem to have such purchase on your emotions. They are so concrete." - Dana Spiotta

"You are told a lot about your education, but some beautiful, sacred memory, preserved since childhood, is perhaps the best education of all." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"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

"The function of education is to help you from childhood not to imitate anybody, but be yourself all the time." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Education and admonition commence in the first years of childhood, and last to the very end of life." - Plato

"Like true philosophers I've come to believe that religion is an illusion of childhood, outgrown after proper education." - Josh Lanyon

"Enjoy the blessing of strength while you have it and do not bewail it when it is gone, unless, forsooth, you believe that youth must lament the loss of infancy, or early manhood the passing of youth. Life's race-course is fixed; Nature has only a single path and that path is run but once, and to each stage of existence has been allotted its own appropriate quality; so that the weakness of childhood, the impetuosity of youth, the seriousness of middle life, the maturity of old age.. each bears some of Nature's fruit, which must be garnered in its own season." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"In essence, the education department argues that the quality of the education children receive is irrelevant, as long as someone stands in front of the class." - Helen Zille

"I think the inconveniences of a segregated education are much greater than the inconveniences of busing students so that they can get an integrated quality education." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"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

"You know, nothing is more important than education, because nowhere are our stakes higher; our future depends on the quality of education of our children today." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

"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

"It's about having a comprehensive vision that includes things like social supports while providing a high-quality education. It seems obvious, but when you look at schools that are really struggling, you don't see high-quality education." - Pedro Noguera

"The memories of childhood have a strange shuttling quality, and areas of darkness ring the spaces of light. The memories of childhood are like clear candles in an acre of night, illuminating fixed scenes from surrounding darkness." - Carson Mccullers

"Although not of the quality of my later work, I feel there is some quality to it [my early work] in an art sense, and probably some additional quality in a biographical sense." - E. J. Hughes

"Finally, education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment which is, at once, best in quality and infinite in quantity." - Horace Mann

"I am impressed with the natural health programs at Nature Care College. Their dedication to quality education is truly inspiring." - Deepak Chopra

"In America, your zip code or your socioeconomic status should never determine the quality of your education." - Arne Duncan

"I dream of a Digital India where quality education reaches the most inaccessible corners driven by Digital Learning." - Narendra Modi

"We must ensure our system of higher education offers world-class quality for a world-class economy." - Bob Taft

"We will invest in our people, quality education, job opportunity, family, neighborhood, and yes, a thing we call America." - Dan Quayle

"Access to quality education has enabled me to reach far beyond the Bangladeshi village I grew up in." - Muhammad Yunus

"When women earn more, families are stronger, and children have better access to quality health care and education." - Kirsten Gillibrand

"Education is the process in which we discover that learning adds quality to our lives. Learning must be experienced." - William Glasser

"As a former teacher and a mother and grandmother, I know firsthand the importance of a quality education." - Sue Kelly

"Ensuring quality higher education is one of the most important things we can do for future generations." - Ron Lewis

"Education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment which is, at once, best in quality and infinite in quantity." - Horace Mann

"A considerable share of the world's population still cannot afford comfortable housing, education and quality health care." - Vladimir Putin

"Wit is the rarest quality to be met with among people of education, and the most common among the uneducated." - William Hazlitt

"They say that childhood forms us, that those early influences are the key to everything. Is the peace of the soul so easily won? Simply the inevitable result of a happy childhood. What makes childhood happy? Parental harmony? Good health? Security? Might not a happy childhood be the worst possible preparation for life? Like leading a lamb to the slaughter." - Josephine Hart

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

"This afternoon held that special quality of mournful emptiness I've connected with late Sunday afternoons ever since childhood: the feeling of having nothing to do." - Margaret Atwood

"A good scientist is a person in whom the childhood quality of perennial curiosity lingers on. Once he gets an answer, he has other questions." - Frederick Seitz

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

"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

"We have a responsibility to ensure that every individual has the opportunity to receive a high-quality education, from prekindergarten to elementary and secondary, to special education, to technical and higher education and beyond." - Jim Jeffords

"There are many women in their late teens and early twenties who have either experienced violence in a relationship or have witnessed it at home in their childhood." - Miquita Oliver

"Mythology, science and space exploration are subjects that have fascinated me since my early childhood. And they were always connected somehow with the music I write." - Vangelis

"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 tough economic times, we have to make every dollar count, and studies have shown a return of up to $17 for every dollar invested in early childhood." - Shakira

"Some men have a necessity to be mean, as if they were exercising a faculty which they had to practically neglect since early childhood." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"Childhood constitutes the most important element in an adult's life, for it is in his early years that a man is made." - Maria Montessori

"There must be a law against forcing children to perform at an early age. Children should have a wonderful childhood. They should not be given too much responsibility." - Maria Callas

"I'm a comic nerd. I'm a former serious collector for much of my childhood and early teen years I wanted to draw underground comics." - Anthony Bourdain

"My early life has given me a great deal to draw on, certainly - but would I have swapped a happy childhood for the writing? Yes." - Bruce Robinson

"The stirrings of morality emerge early in childhood. Toddlers spontaneously offer toys and help to others and try to comfort people they see in distress." - Steven Pinker

"The Summit of the Americas is an excellent platform to raise awareness and secure commitments from heads of state and different sector leaders regarding Early Childhood Development." - Shakira

"Some men have a necessity to be mean, as if they were exercising a faculty which they had to partially neglect since early childhood." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"My childhood was a happy one, spent in a tall house in South Kensington and later in East Sussex, but my early and mid teens were less successful." - Julian Fellowes

"My childhood may have been more demented than most, because I learned to read very early and was allowed to read whatever I wanted." - Poppy Z Brite

"The whole narcissism and echo syndrome is usually the result of early childhood training. Those are very hard habits for anyone to break." - Merrill Markoe

"... the physical and domestic education of daughters should occupy the principal attention of mothers, in childhood: and the stimulation of the intellect should be very much reduced." - Catharine Beecher

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

"Education, education, education" - Tony Blair

"Curiosity is very important I think, and I think too much of education, starting with childhood education, is either designed to kill curiosity or it works out that way anyway." - Myles Horton

"I thought, "Well, I'm writing about early childhood, so maybe it would make sense to write about late childhood as well, early adulthood." Those were my thoughts, and this was how this crazy book [Winter Journal] was composed. I've never seen a book with pictures like at the end, pictures related to things you've read before." - Paul Auster

"When the Supreme Court moved to Washington in 1800, it was provided with no books, which probably accounts for the high quality of early opinions." - Robert H. Jackson

"When the Court moved to Washington in 1800, it was provided with no books, which probably accounts for the high quality of early opinions." - Robert Jackson

"When the Supreme Court moved to Washington in 1800, it was provided with no books, which probably accounts for the high quality of early opinions." - Robert Jackson

"It's suddenly practical to do very high quality video wirelessly over mobile devices, and we're just in the early days of that." - John Sculley

"Thanks to quality education, Israel is one of the most advanced countries in the world .. Israel is advancing in high-tech even more than other developed countries." - Bill Gates



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