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April 02, 2014

Federal Initiative Aims at Early Screening for Developmental Delays

Several federal agencies are promoting screening tools intended to help families and care providers evaluate children early to make sure they are meeting age-appropriate milestones.

February 20, 2014

Developing Resilience in Our Children With Help From Sesame Street

Building resilience skills should begin early but does not stop after children leave their preschool years. As a society, we should focus on helping children become stronger academically, as equally as we do their social and emotional wellbeing.

February 19, 2014

Multilingualism an Advantage to Nurture, American Academy of Pediatrics Says

The pediatric organization endorses a myth-busting report on young children who grow up in multilingual environments.

February 19, 2014

Pa. Leads Way on Linking Early Childhood, K-12 Data

Pennsylvania is the only state to link its K-12 data system with data from key early-childhood education, health, and social services programs, a new report finds.

January 30, 2014

Is Kindergarten the New First Grade? Researchers Say Yes

The days when kindergarten focused on playing and finger painting may be waning, according to a new University of Virginia study, as early-learning classrooms devote significantly more attention to preparing students to read.

January 13, 2014

Commission: Early Childhood Investment Key to Healthier America

The Commission to Build a Healthier America, which first released recommendations in 2009, has come together again to expand on some of its ideas related to high-quality early childhood services.

December 05, 2013

Growth in States' Early Childhood Spending Opens Business Opportunities

State policymakers are poised to fund early childhood education at unprecedented levels, opening the door to businesses serving the pre-kindergarten market.

November 18, 2013

Funding to Upgrade Child-Care Facilities Part of New Massachusetts Bond Bill

The bond will provide a steady stream of funds to improve daycare and after-school facilities statewide.

October 31, 2013

The Finnish Paradox

Pasi Sahlberg explores a central role play has inside and outside the school context as a foundation for positive child development.

October 28, 2013

Young Children Turning to Mobile Devices, Report Finds

Children ages birth to age 8 have "dramatically higher" access to mobile devices and use them far more often than children did just two years ago, a new national survey reports.

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