U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burrell, a former Head Start student, introduced the new director of the federal program at the National Head Start Association convention.
President Lyndon B. Johnson announced the creation of the early-education program in May 1965, and its impending anniversary prompts a period of reflection for the program's supporters.
A report in the latest issue of Science finds that babies are interested in learning more about objects that appear to violate fundamental principles of how the world works.
Creating a minimum education standard for pre-K teachers was among recommendations from the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council for improving the country's early-educator workforce.
Early-education legislation currently under consideration in several states would, collectively, have the power to bring about large changes in public preschool and early learning programs.
Draping itself in Americana and can-do spirit, the National Head Start Association's annual conference kicked off Tuesday with reminders of the program's impact on U.S. history.
Children who attended North Carolina's state preschool program continued to make better-than-expected gains at the end of kindergarten, according to a recent study.
Teach For America teachers in pre-K though 2nd grade were better at teaching students to read than other teachers, says a study by the research firm Mathematica.
Home visiting would see an infusion of $800 million over two years as a rider to Medicare legislation currently under consideration in Congress.
How much fathers talk to young children has a direct positive effect on their kindergarten performance, according to a study by researchers at the University of North Carolina.