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February 19, 2019

Reading Aloud and 'Exergaming': A Roundup of Early-Years Research

Two recent studies take a look at how often parents are reading to young children and the impact of exercise-related video games on boosting preschoolers physical activity.

January 22, 2019

New Study Finds Strong School Climate Key to Effective Early Learning

A new study finds that several factors that can be measured through surveys of teachers, staff members, and parents reliably predict the effectiveness of an early-childhood education.

December 19, 2018

Long-Term Study of Universal Preschool in Quebec Yields Sobering Outcomes

Researchers who found early negative impacts of participating in a universal child-care program in Quebec have shown that those impacts continue once children enter school and adolescence.

December 10, 2018

New Study Calls for More Research Into Early-Childhood Teacher Preparation

There's a new focus on getting more training to early-childhood educators, but there's a dearth of information about what constitutes a high-quality, teacher-preparation program.

August 15, 2018

Practicing Kindergarten: How a Summer Program Eases Kids Into Learning

The start of kindergarten can be overwhelming for students, and for their parents. In Portland, Ore., a summer program is working to ease that transition.

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.

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