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November 27, 2013

PBS Math Supplement Boosts Math Skills For Young Children

A federally-funded study showed positive results for children who participated in a 10-week curriculum featuring characters such as Curious George and Sid the Science Kid.

April 17, 2013

Federal Government Encourages African-Americans to Breast-Feed

HHS launches an education campaign to boost breastfeeding among African-American women.

April 15, 2013

Found: Website Listing Books With Minority Characters

Teachers and parents looking to read stories about minorities can locate material at the Anti-Defamation League website.

October 09, 2012

'Sesame Street' Creators Want Big Bird Out of Obama Political Ad

The beloved icon of early childhood has been thrust into the middle of the rancorous campaign for president.

September 14, 2012

Will Candidates Address the Issue of Child Care?

The Democratic and Republican parties' platforms don't focus on major issues affecting working families

July 31, 2012

Why Early Ed. Is Not a Marquee Issue in 2012 Campaign

Early education policymakers, advocates, and researchers call for a higher profile for the need for more quality early childhood programs, especially as a linchpin for a stronger American economy.

July 18, 2012

Report: States Can Harness Technology to Improve Early Education

Integrated networks involving libraries and other resources can improve communication and learning

March 07, 2012

Technology and Early Childhood: Finding the Right Balance

Two early childhood education organizations issue a joint statement outlining guidelines on the appropriate use of technology and digital media for young children.

January 24, 2012

Mommy, Can I Watch Elmo On the iPad?

Preschoolers are increasingly experiencing Sesame Street on digital platforms, not television.

August 10, 2011

Daniel Tiger Returns to PBS in 2012

On July 31, PBS announced it will launch Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, an animated preschool series with cross-platform content--television, online games and resources for kids, parents and teachers--in fall 2012.

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