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April 17, 2019

Is Online Early-Childhood Education the Next Big Thing?

Waterford UPSTART, an online program that offers literacy and math enrichment lessons aimed at preschoolers, received support from a philanthropy dedicated to funding "bold ideas for social change."

March 18, 2019

How to Help Your Child Love Reading (Video)

Parents should read to their children. That's well established. But what's the best way to do that? Here's how.

February 15, 2019

100 Days of School: A Wacky Celebration Goes Viral

Schools across the country use the 100th day of school as a springboard to a fun exploration of math. But some of the activities edge a little too close to mockery, in the view of some.

August 15, 2018

Practicing Kindergarten: How a Summer Program Eases Kids Into Learning

The start of kindergarten can be overwhelming for students, and for their parents. In Portland, Ore., a summer program is working to ease that transition.

March 23, 2018

Early Educators Help Children Navigate Fears of Violence, Times of Protest

Early-childhood educators nationwide are grappling with how to help young students deal with traumatic events such as the mass shooting last month in Parkland, Fla., and its aftermath.

April 25, 2017

New York City Plans to Expand Preschool to 3-Year-Olds

The city would become one of just a few in the nation to offer free universal preschool for 3-year-olds, under a plan unveiled by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

February 27, 2017

Study: Kindergartners Start School With More Academic Skills Than in Past

A comparison of kindergarten students in 1998 and 2010 finds children entering school with stronger skills in math and literacy, especially among black students.

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.

September 23, 2016

Publicly Funded Child Care Gets New Health, Safety Guidelines

Programs that receive funds through the Child Care Development Block Grant must meet guidelines based on new knowledge on child development, said the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

August 26, 2016

Missouri Cigarette Tax Hike for Early Childhood on Ballot, For Now

Opponents of the proposal say those who signed a petition favoring the tax increase on cigarettes were shown an inaccurate summary of what the measure would do.

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