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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.

July 14, 2017

Games Can Help Preschoolers Learn Math Concepts, Study Finds

Researchers exposed preschoolers living in poverty in India to games designed to teach them math concepts related to numbers and geometry, and the students made learning gains.

July 11, 2017

Oral Storytelling Helps Black Boys, Girls at Different Stages, Study Finds

A new study finds that strong oral storytelling skills in preschool help both African-American girls and boys with reading, but at different times in their elementary school careers.

July 07, 2017

California's Transitional Kindergarten Program Shows Academic Gains

A study by the American Institutes for Research has found that students who enroll in California's transitional kindergarten program are better prepared for kindergarten than other children.

June 21, 2017

Which Countries Spend the Most on Early-Childhood Education?

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's new report finds that countries around the world are increasing their investment in early-childhood education and care.

June 09, 2017

New Study Touts Gains From Academic Preschools

The study by a University of California, Berkeley, researcher found substantial cognitive gains for students who attended preschools that focused on developing oral language, preliteracy, and math skills.

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.

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