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April 03, 2019

In These Laundromats, Adults Do the Wash, and Children Read (Video)

Librarians, early-literacy groups, and laundromat owners are combining forces to see if reaching out to families in places they frequent can help close the literacy gap between low- and higher-income students.

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.

December 06, 2018

Home-Visiting Successes Explored in New Reports

Federal home-visiting programs received a $2 billion infusion earlier this year. Now advocates are taking time to show how well the program works for at-risk families.

November 09, 2018

Child-Care Challenges Cost Georgia Nearly $2 Billion Annually, Study Finds

A new study says that problems surrounding child-care hurt Georgia parents economically in many ways including in turned down promotions and having to cut back on work and school hours.

October 22, 2018

Parents Take Early Literacy Advice from Doctors to Heart, New Study Finds

Researchers found that an initiative that had pediatricians discuss the importance of parents interacting with their babies and toddlers led caregivers to talk, read, and sing more to their children.

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.

August 09, 2018

Study Stresses Crucial Link Between Job Training, Child Care

A new study by researchers with the Urban Institute profiles five local workforce development boards that help secure child care for clients looking for job training.

July 23, 2018

More Isn't Always Better in Texting Preschool Parents, Study Finds

Researchers found that parents of preschoolers who got information via text to help prepare their children for kindergarten were more likely to opt out of the information program if they received too many texts per week.

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.

August 25, 2016

Poor Parents Understand Importance of Reading, School Readiness, Survey Says

In the lower-income neighborhoods of Oakland, Calif., 70 percent of parents read to their young child at least three days a week, a local philanthropy finds.

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