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April 24, 2018

Elementary School Teachers Can Improve Students' Mental Health, Study Finds

A new study has found that elementary teachers are effective at helping students significantly reduce mental health problems such as anxiety and attention disorders.

March 06, 2018

Is Targeted or Universal Preschool More Popular? The Answer May Surprise You.

A survey puts to the test a long-held assumption that universal preschool is more popular across the income spectrum than preschool aimed at low-income families.

March 02, 2018

What Drives the Cost of Early-Childhood Programs? Here's a Tool to Find Out

The Center for American Progress has released a new report and an interactive, online tool that allows users to see how tuition for early-childhood education programs is spent throughout the country.

February 05, 2018

How a School-Based Early-Learning Program Boosted Later College Attendance

A new study of the Chicago Child-Parent Centers showed that chidren who attended from preschool through 3rd grade had higher rates of college completion than peers who attended for fewer years.

October 27, 2017

Praising a Preschooler for Being Smart Can Backfire, International Study Finds

A team of international researchers working in China found that young children who were praised for being smart were more likely to cheat.

September 05, 2017

Few Children Follow Preschool Obesity-Prevention Guidelines, Study Finds

A new study finds that one in four preschoolers is overweight and suggests it may be due to an unhealthy diet and too little physical activity.

July 24, 2017

Study Looks at Link Between Readiness, Post-Recession Rise in Poverty

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found that the Great Recession resulted in more families living in economically distressed neighborhoods, a factor that can affect children's school readiness.

July 05, 2017

Revisiting the Benefits of a High-Quality Birth-to-Five Program

Nobel laureate James J. Heckman and a team of researchers has released an updated report on the benefits of a 1970s-era birth-to-five early learning program.

June 30, 2017

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Makes Business Case for High-Quality Child Care

A new report stresses that improving child care helps current workers be more productive and helps future workers by giving them a solid foundation.

June 30, 2017

Researchers to Probe Effect of Seattle's Minimum Wage Hike on Child-Care Workers

Seattle plans to boost its minimum wage to $15 by 2021. Will child-care programs be able to absorb the increased labor costs?

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