A Canadian researcher who followed students from kindergarten to 2nd grade found that those who took full-day kindergarten scored better in reading, math, and executive function than their peers who had half-day kindergarten.
A new report on New Mexico's early childhood education initiatives finds mixed results for the various programs the state provides.
A new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics is calling on the nation's pediatricians to actively support high-quality early childhood education through advocacy and by serving as consultants to ECE programs.
Keeping preschool class sizes at or under 20 children, and keeping child-teacher ratios at 10 to 1, will work for most children in preschool, according to a new study.
Teachers at the eight schools participating in this program will work together across grade levels from pre-K to 3rd grade to align instructional practices, professional development, and assessments.
The long-term research project aims to capture the development of children who are in a variety of care settings, in order to learn more about scaling up high-quality options.
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.