The Most Important Year: Dr. SUZANNE BOUFFARD on Pre-K Education

What do our young children need in the earliest years of school, and how do we ensure that they all get it?

Porter Square Books invites author SUZANNE BOUFFARD to answer her own question with a reading from her book The Most Important Year: Pre-Kindergarten and the Future of Our Children.

Cutting-edge research has proven that early childhood education is crucial for all children to gain the academic and emotional skills they need to succeed later in life. Children who attend quality pre-K programs have a host of positive outcomes including better language, literacy, problem-solving and math skills down the line, and they have a leg up on what appears to be the most essential skill to develop at age four: strong self-control. But even with this overwhelming evidence, early childhood education is at a crossroads in America. ¬†With engrossing storytelling, BOUFFARD takes us inside some of the country’s best pre-K classrooms to reveal the sometimes surprising ingredients that make them work–and to understand why some programs are doing the opposite of what is best for children.

This event is free and open to the public.