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September 15, 2014

CDC: Nearly Eight in 10 Children Miss Developmental Screenings

Infants, other children, and teenagers are generally not receiving all the preventive care that is recommended for them, according to the federal health agency.

September 12, 2014

Study: Older Kindergartners Go On to Achieve More AP Test and College Success

The research, conducted by the College Board, showed that students with earliest birthdays in their kindergarten cohort were more likely to take and pass Advanced Placement tests and graduate from college in 4 years.

September 08, 2014

Gallup Poll Finds 70 Percent of Americans Favor More Federal Funding for Pre-K

Though a poll found broad support for increased federal pre-K funding, Republicans, at 53 percent, were much less likely than Democrats, at 87 percent, to support it.

August 28, 2014

Group Offers Current and Historical Snapshot of Preschool Enrollment

Opportunity Nation, a group advocating for preschool expansion, has given communities "opportunity scores" based on several indicators, including preschool enrollment.

July 31, 2014

Inclusion Affects Language Skills of Preschoolers With Disabilities

Children with strong language skills boost the language performance of their classmates with disabilities, according to a recent study.

July 08, 2014

Resources for Early Childhood Instruction From the What Works Clearinghouse

Educators of young children can use their summer to dig into some of the research-validated interventions listed here.

June 03, 2014

Early Childhood Research Alliance Creates Tools for Preschool Program Managers

Sample surveys are intended to help program managers get a "big picture" of how their early-childhood education programs are working.

May 28, 2014

Frank Porter Graham Institute Launches Preschool Research and Design Center

Based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the center will offer strategic planning and evaluation services to states.

May 19, 2014

Depression in Child-Care Providers Affects Children, Study Shows

An analysis of children in a federally-funded study found that depression among teachers was connected to emotional difficulties among the young children in their care.

May 13, 2014

Preschool Group Says It Separates Advocacy From Data Collection

The National Institute for Early Education Research, which advocates on behalf of expanded high-quality preschool options, uses federal funds only for data collection, its president says.

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