Homeless Kids Get Taste of 'Normal' at Massachusetts Preschool Just For Them

Playing, learning, trips to the park and twice a month field trips make up a typical day at a program funded by grants from the Cummings Foundation and the local United Way.


Ask A Scientist: How Does Where Babies Look Affect What They Learn to Say?

One particular baby behavior, known as gaze shifting, has been found to help infants learn language, University of Washington researchers say.


White House Warns of Cuts to Preschool Grants in Republican Budget Proposals

Were the current Republican budget proposals to become law, current Preschool Development Grants could end up being zeroed out.


Save The Children Network to Spend $16 Million to Make Early Ed a Campaign Issue

Save the Children, one of the oldest child-welfare organizations in the country, created a political action arm last year specifically to make early-childhood education a top issues among all candidates for the 2016 presidential campaign.


'Sesame Street' and HBO Team Up for Five-Year Deal

The pay channel HBO will have exclusive rights to air new episodes of the venerable children's program "Sesame Street" for nine months, when it will then be available to PBS for free.


Indiana State Preschool Program Bans Undocumented Children

Federal policy requiring that public schools serve all students regardless of immigration status extends only as far as kindergarten, leaving preschool a matter of state policy.


Half of Children Age Three And Younger Live in Poverty

Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi produce the highest percentage (10 to 11 percent) of babies born with a low birth weight, while the Dakotas and Arizona are among the 14 best-performing states where only 6 to 7 percent of babies are born with a low birth weight.


Storytelling Skills in Black Children Tied to Early Literacy, Study Says

The ability to tell vivid, complex stories was linked to kindergarten literacy skills for black children, but not for children in other racial and ethnic groups, recent research found.


Child Care Programs Forced to Balance Quality and Financial Stability

A report on the challenges faced by Philadelphia-area child-care centers outlines issues that are concerns for providers across the country.


Boise Schools Support Public Preschool Despite Idaho's Reticence

An Idaho state law prohibiting schools from spending state money on preschool education, educators in Boise have found a way to fund a few weeks of kindergarten readiness.


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