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December 09, 2014

Study: Higher Birth Weight Correlates to Better School Performance

The research connected birth and school records to 1.6 million children born in Florida over a 10-year timespan.

November 25, 2014

Full-Day Pre-K Boosts Readiness Skills More Than Half-Day, Study Finds

Children who attended a full-day program were also less likely to be chronically absent, says a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

November 12, 2014

Policy Report Urges 'Two-Generation' Approach to Ending Child Poverty

The Annie E. Casey Foundation says in a recent policy report that programs need to embrace the entire family in order to curb intergenerational poverty.

November 11, 2014

Study: Unionizing Child-Care Providers Could Lead to Higher-Quality Care

Unionized child-care providers are more likely to seek state-regulated licenses, a proxy for program quality, according to a new study.

November 10, 2014

Study: Signs of Future Math Difficulties Can be Spotted in Toddlers

Toddlers who have a low vocabulary compared to their peers or cognitive delays are at higher risk of struggling with math when they are 4 or 5, according to recent research.

November 03, 2014

Report: States Make Small Gains in Improving Access to Child-Care Assistance

In more than half of the states, families are receiving larger benefit amounts, or it is easier for them to access the benefits that they qualify for, according to a survey from the National Women's Law Center.

October 21, 2014

New 'Opportunity Index' Charts Preschool, Other Education Indicators by Community

Opportunity Nation, a coalition of more than 300 groups, created the index to offer a snapshot view of a community's economic, educational, and social performance.

October 15, 2014

State Preschool and Programs for Infants and Toddlers Under the Microscope

The Cato Institute and the Center for American Progress staked out different sides on the early-childhood debate in two recent reports.

October 10, 2014

New York City Decries Preschool Seat Location Analysis as 'Misleading'

City officials have pushed back hard against an analysis critiquing one of the mayor's landmark initiatives, a dramatic expansion of preschool slots citywide.

October 08, 2014

Analysis: Wealthier N.Y.C. Boroughs Saw the Most New Preschool Seats

The quick expansion of preschool in New York City could worsen existing inequalities, according to a report from UC Berkeley.

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