The Democratic and Republican nominees for vice president wanted to bring more early-childhood seats to their states, but both ended up having to scale back their proposals.

The podcast series from the Committee for Economic Development features business leaders and child-development experts focusing on high-quality child care and preschool.

A new study of preschool teachers found that implicit bias manifests itself in complex ways that may affect discipline disparities.

As she signs off, Early Years co-blogger Lillian Mongeau reflects on national developments in the early-childhood arena. The blog continues under co-blogger Christina A. Samuels.

A look at seven states in the Midwest shows how they have created rating systems for their early-childhood programs, and concerns over containing costs.

New York City's universal prekindergarten program created classrooms that are less diverse than its kindergarten classrooms, says an analysis from the Century Foundation.

Programs that receive funds through the Child Care Development Block Grant must meet guidelines based on new knowledge on child development, said the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

A program guides teachers in learning how to to gently redirect problem behavior, rather than scolding children, and a new study shows it works.

Even accepting that preschool expansion is the goal, there is a very long way to go before reaching President Barack Obama's stated goal of offering preschool for every child.

Children who participated in New Mexico's public preschool program did better on 3rd grade tests of math and reading than their peers who didn't participate.


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