'First findings' from the U.S. Department of Education's early childhood longitudinal study of more than 18,000 kindergartners underscore the presence of achievement gaps in the earliest grades.

New Jersey and Connecticut have the best participation rates in the nation.

Ben Bernanke underlined the need for more investment in quality early childhood programs.

Parent educators make bi-weekly home visits to help families understand and support the healthy physical and intellectual development of young children.

Age-appropriate selections can help keep kids moving on path to literacy

Early Learning Coalition creates system to cover area providers.

Short clips illustrate how to creative positive learning experiences in daily routines

Integrated networks involving libraries and other resources can improve communication and learning

ACT, Inc. is about to roll out a new series of assessments designed to measure whether children as young as 3rd grade are 'on track' to succeed in college and the workplace.

Nonprofit calls for residents to get involved in making early education a priority


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