Two recent studies take a look at how often parents are reading to young children and the impact of exercise-related video games on boosting preschoolers physical activity.


Schools across the country use the 100th day of school as a springboard to a fun exploration of math. But some of the activities edge a little too close to mockery, in the view of some.


A new report by the Committee for Economic Development finds that in addition to allowing parents to work, child care itself has a big economic footprint.


Zigler was the last surviving member of the committee that developed the federal Head Start program, part of President Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty.


A new report by the National Women's Law Center details how states plan to spend historic Child Care and Development Block Grant funding allocated by Congress last year.


A new study finds that the majority of city pre-K programs in the nation's 40 largest cities fall short on a research organization's yardsticks, and 40 percent fail to reach more than 30 percent of the 4-year-old population.


A new study finds that several factors that can be measured through surveys of teachers, staff members, and parents reliably predict the effectiveness of an early-childhood education.


The Omidyar Network, which has invested nearly $1 billion dollars in multiple areas including education, is drawing attention to early childhood as an area for more public and private investment.


Support for early-childhood education appears to transcends today's polarized political climate, according to a poll from the First Five Years Fund, an early-childhood advocacy organization.


Democrat Gavin Newsom, who takes office Jan. 7, plans to expand full-day kindergarten and child-care offerings in the state, according to media reports.


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