The think tank New America finds that early-childhood educators may benefit from apprenticeship programs that let them receive training while still working full-time.


Parents should read to their children. That's well established. But what's the best way to do that? Here's how.


A new report ranks the best and worst states for babies based on how those children fare in terms of health, strong families and opportunities for early learning.


Two recent studies take a look at how often parents are reading to young children and the impact of exercise-related video games on boosting preschoolers physical activity.


Schools across the country use the 100th day of school as a springboard to a fun exploration of math. But some of the activities edge a little too close to mockery, in the view of some.


A new report by the Committee for Economic Development finds that in addition to allowing parents to work, child care itself has a big economic footprint.


Zigler was the last surviving member of the committee that developed the federal Head Start program, part of President Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty.


A new report by the National Women's Law Center details how states plan to spend historic Child Care and Development Block Grant funding allocated by Congress last year.


A new study finds that the majority of city pre-K programs in the nation's 40 largest cities fall short on a research organization's yardsticks, and 40 percent fail to reach more than 30 percent of the 4-year-old population.


A new study finds that several factors that can be measured through surveys of teachers, staff members, and parents reliably predict the effectiveness of an early-childhood education.


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