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November 19, 2014

Study: Low Salaries Leave Many Child-Care Workers Near Poverty

An update to a 25-year-old report on child-care worker salaries shows that those who work with the youngest children tend to earn the least, regardless of educational level.

October 09, 2014

Preschool Teacher Ranks More Diverse, Female Than K-12

If you're a public school teacher in this country, chances are good that you're also a white woman. At the preschool level, the picture is slightly different.

April 08, 2014

Flash-Mob Event Aims to Spotlight Early-Childhood Issues, Coordinator Says

Organizers in Indiana hope that preschoolers across the state will take part Thursday in simultaneous dancing at preschools and day-care centers to raise awareness about early-childhood education.

March 19, 2014

Child-Care Workers Aim to Unionize, Face Opposition, Study States

Fourteen states now allow home-based child-care providers in state-funded operations to unionize, but there is much opposition to the movement, a new study states.

July 16, 2013

Spanking Creates Aggressive Children, Study Shows

Spanking children as a means of discipline creates aggression, research done by a University of Texas professor states.

May 31, 2012

Finding Quality Child Care Requires Due Diligence

Child-care expert says parents must ask tough questions of providers

October 10, 2011

Mass. Teachers Unions Back Bill to Organize Early Educators

The Massachusetts Teachers Association and the American Federation of Teachers Massachusetts are backing legislation to authorize creation of a statewide union for early-childhood educators, a report says.

December 13, 2010

Training the Early Educators We Need: Q & A With Elanna Yalow

What does training look like now for early-educators, and how do administrators in the early ed world make human capital decisions?

October 26, 2010

How to Stop the Learning Drop: Two Perspectives

A key question for early-childhood research and practice is how to prevent the dropoff in academic gains that studies show often happens when children transition from pre-K to kindergarten and the primary grades. On Friday, researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, and the Universit...

September 20, 2010

R-E-$-P-E-C-T for Early-Childhood Educators

A new white paper outlines strategies to improve pay for child-care workers, who can play an important role in children's pre-K development.

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