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July 09, 2018

Most States Still Don't Require Full-Day Kindergarten, Report Finds

The Education Commission of the States report on policies concerning early learning finds that only 15 states and the District of Columbia require full-day kindergarten.

June 27, 2018

Census Could Miss Counting Vulnerable Children, Advocacy Group Warns

The Annie E. Casey Foundation, in its annual Kids Count Data Book, includes a warning about the risk of missing young children in the upcoming census.

June 20, 2018

Small-Group Instruction May Be Key to Mastering Early Math, New Study Finds

New research out of the University of Michigan finds that small-group instruction provided outside of school helps kindergarten students to make learning gains in math.

April 25, 2018

Is Preschool 'Fade Out' Inevitable? Two Studies Zero In on the Issue

Sustaining the early boost that children receive from preschool will required focused and sustained work, says two studies that examine the issue of preschool "fadeout."

March 30, 2018

New Study Suggests Engaging Children in Conversation to Boost Language Skills

The study led by researchers at MIT, Harvard, and the University of Pennsylvania suggests that the number of conversations parents have with their children is more important than the number of words they use.

March 29, 2018

New Study Provides Possible Solution to Reducing Math Anxiety

A new study found that young students who participated in an after-school math program significantly reduced their math anxiety.

March 23, 2018

Does Higher-Level Number Talk Hold Key to Better Math Scores for Young Children?

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have found a positive correlation between parents who engage their young children in higher-level number talk and their children's math scores.

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 01, 2018

How Much Would High-Quality, Universal Early Care Cost? Try $140 Billion a Year.

Increased early-childhood funding would knit together a patchwork system that leaves many families struggling to get high-quality care, and that pays many child-care workers poverty-level wages, according to a new committee report.

January 12, 2018

Pre-K Literacy Starts With Rich Adult Interactions and Play, Says Research Brief

The International Literacy Association released a report emphasizing that pre-K literacy means reading to children, giving them opportunities to play, letting them practice early writing, and providing high-quality books and digital media.

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