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February 13, 2012

Balancing Developmental Needs and Academics in the Early Years

A forum meant to help early educators prepare children for academic challenges of early grades while supporting their developmental needs.

January 23, 2012

Study: Early Education for Poor Students Carries Long-Term Benefits

Intervention increases possibility of attending, graduating from college

January 19, 2012

State-funded Preschools Feel Effects of Recession

Some states forced to cut back or stop expanding programs

August 23, 2011

ED Releases Early Learning Challenge Guidelines

States have until Oct. 19 to apply for a share of the $500 million in the latest round of Race to the Top, targed at early learning.

July 15, 2011

Will RTT-ELC Raise Test Pressure on Preschoolers?

Debate is already buzzing about whether the new guidelines for the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge competition will increase pressure to test preschoolers.

May 18, 2011

On Oct. 6, Read This Book

At last week's International Reading Association Convention, the national early-education organization Jumpstart announced "Llama Llama Red Pajama" will be the official book of this year's Read for the Record campaign.

February 09, 2011

Vocabulary, Self-Control Crucial in Early Literacy Skills, Study Says

A study in the current issue of Early Childhood Research Quarterly says prekindergarten teachers are doing a good job overall in teaching early literacy skills, but should focus more on vocabulary instruction and exercises that build self-control as part of a broader curriculum. This finding is bas...

January 12, 2011

Roundup: Baby Talk at the Doc; Kindergarten Readiness Survey

Research shows how to help low-income mothers learn to talk to their babies the way more affluent mothers do, and Mississippi districts will be among the first to administer UCLA's national pilot of an early development survey onkindergarten readiness.

January 10, 2011

What Will Common Standards Mean for Kindergarten?

On January 6, the BAM! Radio Network released an interesting podcast about Common Core standards for kindergarten through third grade and their potential impact on early learning.

January 05, 2011

In North Carolina, "Preschool is the New Kindergarten"

Promoting kindergarten readiness is a hot trend among preschools in Asheville, North Carolina.

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