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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.

January 05, 2018

Tulsa, Okla. Pre-K Shows Benefits Into Middle School

Researchers found positive impacts on honors course enrollment and grade retention among middle-school students in Tulsa who were enrolled in the city's prekindergarten program as 4-year-olds.

December 29, 2017

Redshirting, Pre-K Quality Among Eclectic Mix of Topics Readers Enjoyed in 2017

The past year saw a number of research studies that reinterated the importance of the early environment for young children, both in the home and in high-quality child-care and preschool programs.

November 16, 2017

New Analysis Finds Long-Lasting Benefits From Early-Childhood Education

Participating in high-quality preschool can reduce special education placement and grade retention and increase high school graduation rates, according to a new analysis of multiple studies.

November 13, 2017

Should More Early-Childhood Education Centers Offer Extended Hours?

A new report examines the impact of low-income Hispanic parents working nonstandard hours on their ability to take advantage of early-childhood education programs.

October 19, 2017

Vanderbilt Researchers Develop 'Magic 8' Practices to Create An Effective Preschool

Vanderbilt University researchers have teamed up with a group of early childhood educators to figure out some best practices to increase the impact of prekindergarten.

October 13, 2017

Academic Gaps Linger Between Social Classes at Kindergarten Start, Study Finds

A study released last month by the Economic Policy Institute finds that large academic gaps found between kids from low-income families and more affluent ones have gone unchanged since the late 1990s.

October 06, 2017

Helping Preschool Teachers Shake Off Fear of Science Education

A new study finds that prekindergarten teachers rate their own science ability as low, and that affects how much science instruction they engage in with their students.

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