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April 19, 2017

What Does Science Tell Us About Prekindergarten?

A statement from a group of researchers offers a nuanced take about what science can say, and has not proven, about the value of prekindergarten.

March 01, 2017

More Than Two Hours of TV Daily Affects Children's School Readiness, Study Finds

Children from low- and middle-income families who watched TV that much showed decreases in certain academic skills, but children from more-affluent families didn't, a new study says.

February 15, 2017

Study on Educare Centers Finds Improved Outcomes for Young Children

The Educare model appears to show positive results for those who spent a year in the program, which blends private, public and Head Start dollars for a birth-to-5 program.

February 13, 2017

Think Tank Offers Policy Prescriptions on Early Childhood

The American Enterprise Institute's policy document focuses on building more flexibility for families into federal programs aimed at supporting working families with young children.

January 30, 2017

Parents Generally Like Their Child's Preschool—And That Can Be a Problem

A working paper found that parents whose children were enrolled in publicly-funded preschool in Louisiana tended to be satisfied with their choices, even if their children were enrolled in a center given low marks by outside evaluators.

December 30, 2016

Articles About Early-Childhood Math Drove Reader Interest in 2016

Blog posts related to children developing math skills were among the most-read articles of the past year.

December 14, 2016

Head Start: One Program, Dramatic Differences Among States, Study Finds

An analysis of federal reports shows the differences in Head Start programs among the states on issues such as teacher pay, student enrollment and length of program day.

December 12, 2016

Early Intervention Pays Off for Disadvantaged Children, Says New Study

James J. Heckman, a Nobel-prize winning economist, has released a study showing significant benefits for a high-intensity program that intervened with children starting from infancy.

December 07, 2016

'Pay for Success' Funding Model Focus of Policy Toolkit

The Urban Institute released a toolkit aimed at policymakers and investors interested in using private dollars to pay for public programs, such as prekindergarten.

November 08, 2016

Taking Stock of Head Start in Southern States

In the South, Head Start children are somewhat more poor than children enrolled in the program nationally, among other differences outlined in an analysis by the Institute for Child Success.

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