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Studies show that high-quality, dual-language preschools can be just as effective as English-only instruction in helping children to learn English.


A program in West Chicago starts with children speaking Spanish for 80 percent of the day in kindergarten, and they transition ove rthe years to an even split of Spanish and English.


A study finds that the presence of a therapy dog increased preschoolers' language use, boht in terms of quantity and complexity.


Babies who slept more during the night at 12 and 18 months did better at 18 and 26 months on some tasks, a new study says.


Benefits include the value of the child care itself and likely future outcomes for the children in education, college, attendance, and the labor market, NIEER finds.


Looking for suggestions on districts and schools that are partnering on education, health, family services and other issues across the early-childhood spectrum.


A guide out last month could offer newly elected governors some tips in establishing a strong early-childhood system.


The ballot measure in Arizona would have returned tobacco tax money set aside for early education to the state's general fund.


North Carolina's early education initiative, Smart Start, recently announced it is partnering with the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation to improve physical activity and nutrition in child care centers statewide. The state ranks fifth in the nation for childhood obesity. As the Charlotte News-Observer reports, the three-year, $3 million effort will reach 5,000 child care centers. Trained local experts will work long-term with the centers to help them improve nutrition, play facilities, and physical and outdoor activities with children in their care. The effort, known as Shape NC, will build on Smart Start's existing outreach effort, ...


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