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.
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July 09, 2018
June 27, 2018
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
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
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
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
A new study found that young students who participated in an after-school math program significantly reduced their math anxiety.
March 23, 2018
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
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
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
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.