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June 29, 2016
June 24, 2016
The National Council on Teacher Quality found that many teacher-prep programs that certify early educators don't spend much time on skills most relevant to working with young children.
June 17, 2016
The on-screen game used by Johns Hopkins University researchers was designed to encourage practicing the basic "number sense" all children are born with.
June 10, 2016
Preschool teachers must offer high-quality instruction to change academic outcomes for their students, according to a new analysis of eight studies.
June 06, 2016
Formal day care, like Head Start, public pre-K, and private centers, provide higher-quality services to both toddlers and 4-year-olds than informal, non-parent caregivers, a study says.
May 31, 2016
A new study out of the University of Virginia's suggests the type of relationships preschoolers form with their teachers can be predictive of their school performance in early elementary school.
May 18, 2016
The money will be used to fund research, fellowships, and professional development opportunities for early educators.
May 12, 2016
Public preschool spending has surpassed pre-recession levels for the first time since the 2008 downturn, according to new data from the National Institute for Early Education Research.
May 05, 2016
Zane Wubbena, a doctoral candidate at Texas State University, is studying how brain development affects students' ability to comprehend the math curriculum for their grade level.
April 15, 2016
In a stunningly written feature in The Atlantic, Sarah Yager takes readers through the long history and current research on children born behind bars and their mothers.