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September 22, 2017

Head Start May Offer Next-Generation Benefits, Researchers Say

A study awaiting publication finds that the future offspring of children who attend Head Start may benefit from the federal preschool program.

September 13, 2017

U.S. Trails Other Industrialized Nations When It Comes to Preschool, Study Finds

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's most recent "Education at a Glance" report finds the U.S. is falling behind other OECD nations when it comes to enrolling children in preschool.

August 31, 2017

KIPP Pre-K Program Leads to Long-Term Benefits in Reading, Math, Study Finds

Researchers found that students who attended the charter school network's pre-K program along with its early-elementary program had significant academic gains through 2nd grade.

August 25, 2017

One Key Question May Help Children Get Deeper Meaning From Stories

A researcher has found that asking young children why things happened in a story that's been read to them helps them discover the moral lesson an author was trying to convey.

August 22, 2017

Positive Early Home Environment Predicts Later Academic Success, Study Finds

Researchers at New York University followed a group of children from birth to 5th grade and found that early home environment predicted academic skills through 5th grade.

August 18, 2017

Full-Day Kindergarten Students Do Better Than Half-Day Students, Analysis Finds

A Canadian researcher who followed students from kindergarten to 2nd grade found that those who took full-day kindergarten scored better in reading, math, and executive function than their peers who had half-day kindergarten.

August 04, 2017

Preschool Class Size—Within Reason—Doesn't Matter, Study Finds

Keeping preschool class sizes at or under 20 children, and keeping child-teacher ratios at 10 to 1, will work for most children in preschool, according to a new study.

August 01, 2017

Informal and Formal Child Care Focus of New Harvard Study

The long-term research project aims to capture the development of children who are in a variety of care settings, in order to learn more about scaling up high-quality options.

July 24, 2017

Home-Visiting Study Explores Long-Term Benefits From Early Intervention

A re-evaluation of the Nurse-Family Partnership led by Nobel Prize-winning economist James J. Heckman shows that the home-visiting program has long-lasting positive effects on children, particularly boys.

July 14, 2017

Fewer Pictures in Storybooks Help Students Learn New Words, Study Finds

Researchers found that children are also helped if readers guide their attention to illustrations and point out features that children may not know the words for.

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