State officials are also working on implementation plan for early-learning program.

Early Learning Portal provides information so parents can compare programs near their homes.

Nonprofit group says high-quality programs provide parents with help in raising children

The National Association for the Education of Young Children has released a paper to help early-childhood educators prepare for the pressures of the Common Core State Standards for K-12.

Researchers say that smoking more than a pack a day during pregnancy can significantly impact children's reading-skill development.

The state says its new policy will help eliminate fraud and save money but parents and providers say it discriminates against low-income families.

Researchers say language promotes culturally shared knowledge and actions

A group of early-childhood education experts outlines a detailed list of recommendations for improving Head Start to U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius.

Decisions on which agencies will be awarded grants for Head Start are expected soon while members of Congress question the status of an overdue national evaluation of the program.

In a couple of Swedish preschools, teachers are dropping the use of personal pronouns in an effort to promote gender equality in their treatment of children.


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