Four-year-olds enrolled in Head Start made smaller academic gains when they shared their classroom with 3-year-olds, according to a recent study.
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October 30, 2015
While most states are broadening their child-care assistance policies to serve more families, others are moving backward, says a report by the National Women's Law Center.
October 23, 2015
Preschool benefits middle-class children, and efforts should be made to provide public preschool to a broader array of students, according to a new report.
October 09, 2015
A study finding that Tennessee's public preschool program had no discernable academic effect on children continues to make headlines.
October 06, 2015
A study by the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families found long-lasting positive effects on Latino children who attended publicly funded preschool in Miami.
September 18, 2015
A new study finds that the size of a 2-year-old's vocabulary predicts that child's reading, math, and self-regulation abilities in kindergarten.
September 14, 2015
Dr. John S. Hutton at Cincinnati Children's Hospital is the lead author of a study that pinpointed the part of the brain that helps children visualize stories read to them.
August 21, 2015
One particular baby behavior, known as gaze shifting, has been found to help infants learn language, University of Washington researchers say.
August 07, 2015
Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi produce the highest percentage (10 to 11 percent) of babies born with a low birth weight, while the Dakotas and Arizona are among the 14 best-performing states where only 6 to 7 percent of babies are born with a low birth weight.
August 05, 2015
The ability to tell vivid, complex stories was linked to kindergarten literacy skills for black children, but not for children in other racial and ethnic groups, recent research found.