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November 12, 2015

Do 4-Year-Olds Lose When They Share Classrooms With 3-Year-Olds?

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.

October 30, 2015

Subsidized Child Care Expanding, But Still a Scarce Resource in Many States

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

Report: Middle Class Children Need Preschool Too

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

Tennessee Preschool Study Receives Significant Coverage, Reaction

A study finding that Tennessee's public preschool program had no discernable academic effect on children continues to make headlines.

October 06, 2015

Miami Preschool Study Finds Strong Positive Effect for Hispanic Children

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

Ask A Scientist: How Does Vocabulary Size at Age 2 Affect Kindergarten Performance?

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

Ask A Scientist: Can Brain Scanners 'See' a Kid's Imagination at Work?

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

Ask A Scientist: How Does Where Babies Look Affect What They Learn to Say?

One particular baby behavior, known as gaze shifting, has been found to help infants learn language, University of Washington researchers say.

August 07, 2015

Half of Children Age Three And Younger Live in Poverty

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

Storytelling Skills in Black Children Tied to Early Literacy, Study Says

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.

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