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June 26, 2015

Ask a Scientist: How Do Toddlers Learn About Invisible Things? (Part Two)

Rebecca Williamson is an associate professor at Georgia State University studying toddlers' grasp of ideas they can't observe just by looking. Today she talks about how young children understand sound.

June 24, 2015

Report: For Successful Young Adulthood, the Early Years Matter

A large body of research on which non-academic factors lead to success in early adulthood, researchers found that early experiences can have a profound effect.

June 22, 2015

Ask a Scientist: How Do Toddlers Learn About Invisible Things? (Part One)

We know a lot about when children learn about things like colors and amounts, but when and how do children begin to understand things they can't see? Today: Weight. Next week: Sound.

June 18, 2015

Young Children Held Back by Social Class, Study Finds

The Economic Policy Institute says that the gaps between children from high-income and low-income families extend to non-cognitive or "soft" skills, as well as skills such as reading and math.

June 08, 2015

'Sesame Street' Boosted School Readiness for Young Children, Study Says

Researchers used a natural division in "Sesame Street" viewership to gauge whether 1960s-era children who could easily watch the TV program fared better than children who lived in markets where the channel was harder to receive.

June 04, 2015

Early Education Highlights of NCES "Condition of Education" Report

Who enrolls their children in preschool the most often? The National Center for Education Statistics summarizes these and other topics in its most recent Condition of Education report.

June 02, 2015

Ask a Scientist: What Are Low-Income Parents, Fathers Getting Right?

Human development researcher Natasha Cabrera, a professor at the University of Maryland, looks into positive parenting among low-income families, and how fathers as well as mothers influence children's development.

April 29, 2015

Racial and Economic Segregation Starts in Preschool, Study Finds

Researchers at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York are arguing in a new report for an explicit focus on preschool equity.

April 29, 2015

Some Young Children With Autism Lose Label, but Retain Learning Challenges

A study of about 600 children who were diagnosed with autism as toddlers found about 7 percent no longer had symptoms as young children, but often had other disabilities.

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.

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