Technology may afford new opportunities to improve early childhood education outcomes by empowering families to become better educators at home, and strengthening the connection and communication between school and home.
Nov 17, 2014
Digital literacy plays an important role in a child's ability to succeed in school and later in life.
But despite rapid growth in society's use of digital technology, many children in low-income families in the United States cannot access and use technology in the same ways as their more-advantaged peers. This means fewer opportunities to learn, explore, and communicate digitally, and fewer chances to develop the workforce skills they will need to succeed later in life.
“T” Is for Technology—a RAND Corporation project sponsored by the PNC Foundation—explored five key questions about how early childhood education (ECE) could help narrow this digital divide: