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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 21, 2015

'Kids Count' Report Paints Mixed Picture of Child Well-Being Nationwide

The Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual data book shows that children were improving in 10 of its 16 indicators of child well-being, but the overall findings obscure racial and regional disparities.

July 16, 2015

'Social Competence' in Kindergartners Linked to Adult Success

Children who share, resolve their own problems and show other markers of "social competence" are more likely to have positive life outcomes, according to new research.

July 13, 2015

Report: Federal Money for Children Disappearing Faster Than Money in Overall Budget

Federal funding for children's programs has dropped 9.4 percent over the last five years, compared to a 4 percent overall drop in federal spending, according to a recent analysis by a bipartisan advocacy group.

June 26, 2015

Ask a Scientist: How Do Toddlers Learn About Invisible Things? (Part Two)

Rebecca Williamson is an associate professor at Georgia State University studying toddlers' grasp of ideas they can't observe just by looking. Today she talks about how young children understand sound.

June 24, 2015

Report: For Successful Young Adulthood, the Early Years Matter

A large body of research on which non-academic factors lead to success in early adulthood, researchers found that early experiences can have a profound effect.

June 22, 2015

Ask a Scientist: How Do Toddlers Learn About Invisible Things? (Part One)

We know a lot about when children learn about things like colors and amounts, but when and how do children begin to understand things they can't see? Today: Weight. Next week: Sound.

June 18, 2015

Young Children Held Back by Social Class, Study Finds

The Economic Policy Institute says that the gaps between children from high-income and low-income families extend to non-cognitive or "soft" skills, as well as skills such as reading and math.

June 08, 2015

'Sesame Street' Boosted School Readiness for Young Children, Study Says

Researchers used a natural division in "Sesame Street" viewership to gauge whether 1960s-era children who could easily watch the TV program fared better than children who lived in markets where the channel was harder to receive.

June 04, 2015

Early Education Highlights of NCES "Condition of Education" Report

Who enrolls their children in preschool the most often? The National Center for Education Statistics summarizes these and other topics in its most recent Condition of Education report.

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