March 2012 Archives

Parents push for elimination to make room for kindergarteners

New study says there is a link between magical thinking and creativity.

Program uses drumming, chanting and music notation to teach the concept

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the new state grants for early childhood during a congressional hearing last week.

Research could lead to new strategies for treatment, similar to those for other phobias.

I couldn't begin to count the number of hours that I spent at the local library when my children were toddlers, sitting cross-legged on the floor for story hour or squeezed into those miniature chairs as we pored over picture book after picture book. These days, libraries nationwide are expanding services beyond the traditional story time as they increasingly recognize the role they can play in developing early-literacy skills in children. Some libraries are purchasing special early-literacy computer stations, beefing up book collections for babies and heading out into the community to reach children who may not be exposed to ...

Chronic absence predicts performance in later grades, a study finds.

Preschool programs targeted for budget cuts

A national campaign to improve early literacy attracts cities and towns across the country.

State Assembly Committee on Education Funding Rejects Elimination of Program

Students Who Don't Meet Reading Benchmarks Could be Retained

Connecticut officials wants evidence that preschool helps kids

University of Utah researchers studied interactions between parents and kids

Two early childhood education organizations issue a joint statement outlining guidelines on the appropriate use of technology and digital media for young children.

Some states pushing retention to improve early literacy while others consider intervention

Maryland adopts regulations lowering age to prekindergarten

New study finds that QRIS can be improved

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