July 2017 Archives

A Government Accountability Office report finds that the federal agencies that provide early childhood education are doing a better job of ensuring there is less duplication of services.

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found that the Great Recession resulted in more families living in economically distressed neighborhoods, a factor that can affect children's school readiness.

A re-evaluation of the Nurse-Family Partnership led by Nobel Prize-winning economist James J. Heckman shows that the home-visiting program has long-lasting positive effects on children, particularly boys.

Researchers found that North Carolina's pre-K program, which is free for 4-year-olds, gives students a boost in reading and math that continues through 3rd grade.

Advocates for home-visiting programs are focused on getting more federal funding before Sept. 30 for the program, which provides long-term support for at-risk families.

Researchers found that children are also helped if readers guide their attention to illustrations and point out features that children may not know the words for.

Researchers exposed preschoolers living in poverty in India to games designed to teach them math concepts related to numbers and geometry, and the students made learning gains.

A new study finds that strong oral storytelling skills in preschool help both African-American girls and boys with reading, but at different times in their elementary school careers.

A study by the American Institutes for Research has found that students who enroll in California's transitional kindergarten program are better prepared for kindergarten than other children.

Nobel laureate James J. Heckman and a team of researchers has released an updated report on the benefits of a 1970s-era birth-to-five early learning program.


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