The strongest early-childhood research suggests that high-quality child care and home-visiting programs have stronger positive effects on children than prekindergarten for 4-year-olds, according to an analysis from the American Enterprise Institute.

A National Institutes for Early Education Research study says high-quality preschool could help children of all backgrounds enter kindergarten on an even playing field.

A federal Preschool Development Grant allowed Nevada to enroll an additional 782 4-year-olds in full-day preschool last year, just shy of its increase goal of 900 students.

A tech company is marketing a device it says can chart the number of high-quality conversations a baby hears, one of a wave of new devices aimed at collecting data on young children.

Legislators passed a measure March 28 aimed at improving Tennessee's state preschool system, in the wake of a Vanderbilt University study that found the system was severely lacking.

A report says 16 percent of income-eligible California 4-year-olds and 35 percent of such 3-year-olds are not enrolled in pre-K due to lack of funded spots.

The list released by the Council of Chief State School Officers is notable because the association's members have control over the direction of states' preschool programs.

The Bainum Family Foundation, based in suburban Washington, D.C., is working to support better programs for infants and toddlers in low-income city neighborhoods.

A new report from the Learning Policy Institute, a think tank at Stanford University, condenses years of research into what's needed to create a high-quality preschool.

A pilot program in Los Angeles will allow 65 families to interact through a web-based teleconference platform with trained parent-educators, rather than have those counselors meet them at their homes.


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