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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October 14, 2015
National education data shows adopted children fare worse than others in early schooling.
October 02, 2015
The American Academy of Pediatrics says that its screen time guidance must "evolve or become obsolete" as the media landscape changes.
September 15, 2015
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
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
Public and privately funded web portals are under development to help parents pick a high-quality preschool based on data, rather than just intuition.
June 02, 2015
Human development researcher Natasha Cabrera, a professor at the University of Maryland, looks into positive parenting among low-income families, and how fathers as well as mothers influence children's development.