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.
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August 07, 2015
March 13, 2015
We sat down with Sarah Roseberry Lytle, of the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, who hosted a popular session on early cognitive development at SXSWedu last week.
November 11, 2014
Unionized child-care providers are more likely to seek state-regulated licenses, a proxy for program quality, according to a new study.
September 30, 2014
New data out of Oregon's Multnomah County show that minority babies born there face significantly higher health risks than their white peers.
April 25, 2014
The money will be used to promote professional development among early-learning staff and promoting day care center improvements.
February 08, 2014
Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Spanish-language media company join up in a push to reduce the gap between children of various socioeconomic brackets on a key element of reading readiness.
January 21, 2014
For the first time, researchers map the qualities of Catholic preschools, which serve more than 20,000 students in nearly 500 schools nationwide and are growing as K-12 enrollment declines. Few of these programs have consistent curricula or quality standards but they all share a mission to indoctinate families into the faith.
November 06, 2013
Child-care workers spent an average of more than 10 years in their jobs and are better educated than previously believed, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services states.
May 01, 2013
Local business leaders in a nationwide survey say they're taking steps to improve early-childhood education.
April 02, 2013
The National Association for the Education of Young Children now offers a free guide to effectively using social media.