The Importance of Expanding Access to Public Preschool
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Hello everyone, and welcome back to a brand new episode of Elevating Early Childhood!

Today's episode is suuuuuuper exciting.

"Why," you ask?

Simply because I'm interviewing the brilliant Dr. Danny Brassell!

If you haven't heard of him (although I'm sure many of you have), Dr. Brassell is an internationally-acclaimed speaker, best-selling author of 15 books, and overall funny person — I mean he is nicknamed “Jim Carrey with a PhD”—. 

I first met Dr. Brassell when I was on the educational conference speaking circuit, and I thought, "Why keep all his knowledge for myself?" which is exactly why he's joining me in today's episode, where we'll be discussing an important subject: Expanding access to public preschool.


Let's dive in!


Key Takeaways:

Why we need public preschool (00:00)

Meet Danny! (02:10)

What is the purpose of preschool? (06:31)

Every child is different (08:46)

"Children are made readers in the laps of their parents" (12:38)

Captain Underpants is the gateway drug to Shakespeare (18:19)

The difference between public preschools and private preschools (22:58)

All parents want what's best for their children (28:51)


Additional Resources:

- Visit our website to find tons of pre-K teaching resources here.

- Get my book “Teach Smarter: Literacy Strategies for Early Childhood Teachers”.

- Learn more about my exclusive mentorship program, “Teaching Trailblazers”.

- Learn more about Dr. Danny Brassell here.


Elevating Early Childhood is an early education podcast dedicated to helping Pre-K, Preschool, and Kindergarten teachers teach better, save time, and live more.

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Onward & Upward!



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