Erin Freschi has worked in early childhood education for 30 years in both the private and public sectors developing large scale initiatives. She has taught at numerous universities and colleges and is a former Children’s Defense Fund Emerging Leader Fellow. Most recently, she was a Project Director at WestEd providing technical assistance to states through REL Northwest and the Center for the Improvement of Social Emotional Learning and School Safety. She received her master’s degree in education (ECE) from San Francisco State University.
Children are born ready to play and explore the world around them – education policy should nurture this curiosity, not stifle it.
Now academically challenging, kindergarten creates longstanding learning divisions between students who do or do not attend.