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June 21, 2017

New National Poll Finds Bipartisan Support for Early-Childhood Education

The First Five Years Fund's poll found support from Democrats, independents and Republicans on making early-childhood education more affordable and increasing funding for programs such as Head Start.

June 19, 2017

What Are Common Traits Shared by High-Quality Preschool Providers?

The Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now, or ConnCAN, has profiled five successful early childhood education programs in other states for ideas to help programs in Connecticut.

June 16, 2017

Preschool Social-Emotional Learning is Focus of New Practice Guide

A new issue brief highlights what works when it comes to successfully teaching social-emotional skills in preschool.

May 26, 2017

State Preschool Funding Now Above Pre-Recession Levels, Enrollment Climbing

The State of Preschool report from the National Institute of Early Education Research found that spending is up, but state program quality is uneven.

April 25, 2017

Child-Care Centers Aim for Middle of the Road in Hiring, Study Finds

A study based on thousands of fictional resumes shows that child-care hiring managers are not drawn to top-notch experience, or high GPAs or educational attainment.

February 27, 2017

Study: Kindergartners Start School With More Academic Skills Than in Past

A comparison of kindergarten students in 1998 and 2010 finds children entering school with stronger skills in math and literacy, especially among black students.

September 28, 2016

Yale Study Probes the Complexity of Bias in Preschool

A new study of preschool teachers found that implicit bias manifests itself in complex ways that may affect discipline disparities.

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.

August 03, 2016

Ask a Scientist: What's the Best Type of Math to Teach in Kindergarten?

New research shows that learning more advanced content in kindergarten, such as simple addition and subtraction, not just counting, makes for bigger gains in mathematics later on.

July 08, 2016

Rising Percentage of Children Attend Center-Based Care Before Kindergarten

A new study done for the U.S. Department of Education also says that center-based care gives children a boost in math and reading skills.

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