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May 17, 2016

Utah Finds Computer-Based Early-Learning Program Offers Literacy Boost

UPSTART, a Utah-funded program that also got federal Investing in Innovation grant money, gives an early-literacy boost that persists through elementary school, a state study says.

March 31, 2016

The Rise of Data-Driven Parenting

A tech company is marketing a device it says can chart the number of high-quality conversations a baby hears, one of a wave of new devices aimed at collecting data on young children.

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.

April 14, 2015

Utah Expands Support for Online Preschool Education Program

UPSTART, which also received a federal Investing in Innovation Grant, will be used by an estimated 15 percent of the state's 4-year-olds, according to the company that created the educational software.

February 03, 2015

Virtual Preschool Becomes An Option, Experts Hesitate to Endorse

Now an option for parents of young children: a "virtual" preschool with digital learning materials, activity guides, learning analytics, and "homeroom teachers," all accessible online through your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

October 30, 2014

For Young Kids, Interactive Devices No Substitute for Parent Connection

Guidelines released from the nonprofit group Zero to Three, which focuses on early-childhood development, said that print-based or screen-based activities should be accompanied by interaction with an adult.

October 15, 2014

Report: Developmentally Appropriate Technology Use Goes Beyond "Screen Time"

RAND has released a list of six factors that educators and parents should consider when thinking the use of technology with young children.

December 13, 2013

Panel Explores Thoughtful Use of Digital Technology for Young Children

Parents and teachers can use technology in developmentally appropriate ways, according to a panel of experts gathered by Child Trends, a nonprofit research group in Bethesda, Md.

November 27, 2013

PBS Math Supplement Boosts Math Skills For Young Children

A federally-funded study showed positive results for children who participated in a 10-week curriculum featuring characters such as Curious George and Sid the Science Kid.

June 06, 2012

Print or E-books: Which Are Better for Early Learners?

Study explores differences in parent-child interactions while reading electronic books

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