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April 22, 2015

Ask A Scientist: How Does Clapping Improve Empathy In Young Children?

This is the first in a series of occasional interviews with researchers on the science of learning in young children.

April 08, 2015

Report Finds Cognitive Gap Between Latino and White Toddlers Starts Early

A study comparing the cognitive growth of 2-year-olds found that more Mexican-American children demonstrated slow growth compared to their white peers.

April 07, 2015

Education Department Report Calls for Congressional Action on Preschool

Only 41 percent of the nation's 4.1 million 4-year-olds are enrolled in publicly funded preschool, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Education.

April 02, 2015

Surprise! Babies Use Unusual Events as an Opportunity to Learn

A report in the latest issue of Science finds that babies are interested in learning more about objects that appear to violate fundamental principles of how the world works.

April 02, 2015

All Lead Preschool Teachers Should Have B.A., Top Advisory Groups Urge

Creating a minimum education standard for pre-K teachers was among recommendations from the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council for improving the country's early-educator workforce.

March 27, 2015

North Carolina State Preschool Grads See Growth Through Kindergarten

Children who attended North Carolina's state preschool program continued to make better-than-expected gains at the end of kindergarten, according to a recent study.

March 23, 2015

Study: Talkative Fathers Matter for Young Children

How much fathers talk to young children has a direct positive effect on their kindergarten performance, according to a study by researchers at the University of North Carolina.

March 13, 2015

Adjectives, Social Cues, Screens and More: What Scientists Know About Baby Brains

We sat down with Sarah Roseberry Lytle, of the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, who hosted a popular session on early cognitive development at SXSWedu last week.

February 27, 2015

Report: Early Learning Among Top Six Education Priorities for Governors

Eleven governors have included early learning in their 2015 State of the State addresses so far, according to an evaluation by the Education Commission of the States, a non-partisan, Denver-based think tank.

February 25, 2015

Analysis Offers More Details on Areas Served by N.Y.C.'s Universal Preschool

UC Berkeley researcher Bruce Fuller released a followup to his October report critical of the New York City's universal preschool program, a centerpiece of Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration.

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