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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?

June 29, 2017

Shedding Light on the 'Leadership Gap' in Early-Childhood Programs

A new website developed by the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership examines the varied qualifications for early-childhood program leaders in different states and in different settings.

June 21, 2017

New National Poll Finds Bipartisan Support for Early-Childhood Education

The First Five Years Fund's poll found support from Democrats, independents and Republicans on making early-childhood education more affordable and increasing funding for programs such as Head Start.

June 19, 2017

What Are Common Traits Shared by High-Quality Preschool Providers?

The Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now, or ConnCAN, has profiled five successful early childhood education programs in other states for ideas to help programs in Connecticut.

June 16, 2017

Preschool Social-Emotional Learning is Focus of New Practice Guide

A new issue brief highlights what works when it comes to successfully teaching social-emotional skills in preschool.

May 26, 2017

State Preschool Funding Now Above Pre-Recession Levels, Enrollment Climbing

The State of Preschool report from the National Institute of Early Education Research found that spending is up, but state program quality is uneven.

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