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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.

March 31, 2016

The Rise of Data-Driven Parenting

A tech company is marketing a device it says can chart the number of high-quality conversations a baby hears, one of a wave of new devices aimed at collecting data on young children.

February 01, 2016

Parenting Skills Boosted by Video Feedback, Study Finds

Researchers have found that children of parents who received parenting coaching as part of their well-child visits had significantly higher attention skills and lower levels of aggression than children whose parents did not get the extra support.

December 30, 2015

Website Spotlights Programs Using Technology to Support Early Literacy

The Integrating Technology in Early Literacy website highlights more than 30 programs around the country that are using devices such as tablets and web video to enhance literacy instruction.

October 14, 2015

Report: Adopted Children Show Problem Behaviors, Despite Parental Income

National education data shows adopted children fare worse than others in early schooling.

October 02, 2015

Doctors' Group Signals Potential New Guidance on 'Screen Time'

The American Academy of Pediatrics says that its screen time guidance must "evolve or become obsolete" as the media landscape changes.

September 15, 2015

Website Creates National Database of Preschool, Day-Care Regulations

Noodle, which launched earlier this year, has created 51 guides that can steer parents toward information on the preschool landscape in their jurisdiction.

July 21, 2015

Working Brain Science Into Parents' Daily Routine

A Bezos Family Foundation initiative seeks to make early learning part of everyday life for parents. The idea is not a new one, but the approach might be.

July 15, 2015

Finding the Right Preschool a Matter of Public Policy, Private Enterprise

Public and privately funded web portals are under development to help parents pick a high-quality preschool based on data, rather than just intuition.

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