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February 07, 2016

Why Aren't Low-Income Children in Silicon Valley Attending Preschool?

While 64 percent of children from non-low-income families attend preschool in Silicon Valley, only 48 percent of 4-year-olds from low-income families do, the Urban Institute says.

February 05, 2016

Ask a Scientist: Are Blocks, Books, or Talking Toys Best for Learning Language?

Turns out, the toys you buy your kids can affect how well they learn language, but maybe not in the way you think.

February 01, 2016

Parenting Skills Boosted by Video Feedback, Study Finds

Researchers have found that children of parents who received parenting coaching as part of their well-child visits had significantly higher attention skills and lower levels of aggression than children whose parents did not get the extra support.

January 20, 2016

$26 Million Goes to New, National Early-Ed. Research Network

The Institute of Education Studies has just launched new research network focused on developing "reliable information and useful tools" for early educators and policymakers.

January 20, 2016

Ask a Scientist: What Can Parents Do To Make Infants Better At Learning?

Researchers at Vanderbilt University have found that exposing infants to certain experiences can make them better learners a full year later.

January 08, 2016

Want Preschool Benefits to Persist? Give Kids High-Rated Elementary Teachers

A study of Tennessee preschool students found that those who were taught by highly rated 1st grade teachers performed better than those who had highly rated teachers but did not attend state preschool.

January 07, 2016

Ask a Scientist: Do Lullabies for Infants Really Work?

Scientists have proven what parents and caregivers have known intuitively for thousands of years: Lullabies work better than baby talk for keeping infants calm.

December 30, 2015

Your Favorite Early Years Posts of 2015

The Early Years "Ask a Scientist" series yielded some of the most popular blog posts of 2015, as did a number of posts on other research topics.

December 30, 2015

Website Spotlights Programs Using Technology to Support Early Literacy

The Integrating Technology in Early Literacy website highlights more than 30 programs around the country that are using devices such as tablets and web video to enhance literacy instruction.

December 22, 2015

Ask A Scientist: Can 2-Year-Olds Understand What Other People Want?

Part Two: Alison Gopnik, a professor at the University of California at Berkeley, takes big philosophical questions and answers them scientifically. In this part of our interview, Gopnik discusses how children learn that other people don't always prefer goldfish snacks.

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