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May 20, 2015

Preschoolers Need More Opportunities for Active Play, Study Concludes

Preschool-aged children at child care centers need far more opportunities for physical activity, suggests a new study in the journal Pediatrics.

May 19, 2015

Comments Sought on Effort to Promote Inclusive Early-Childhood Programs

Young children with disabilities are often placed in segregated settings, as opposed to the least-restrictive environment that can meet their needs, says a draft policy statement from two federal agencies.

May 01, 2015

Immigrants Well-Represented in Early-Education Workforce, Report Says

Immigrants account for 18 percent of the early-childhood workforce, a slightly higher percentage than are represented in the workforce at large, a new report says.

April 20, 2015

iPads, E-Readers, and Early Literacy: Emerging Research From AERA

Four pending studies presented at AERA offer surprising findings and a nuanced look at the use of iPads and e-readers with young children.

April 17, 2015

AERA: For Young Children, It's Not Just What You Teach, but Who You Are

A teacher's ethnicity may affect how well students learn self-control from her, finds a new study.

March 13, 2015

Adjectives, Social Cues, Screens and More: What Scientists Know About Baby Brains

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.

March 13, 2015

Preschoolers More Likely to Lie, Fight When Daddy's Depressed, Study Finds

Young children with depressed dads are more likely to fight, lie, and show anxiety, finds a new study.

March 06, 2015

Federal Grant to Boost Rural Literacy Program

The program will provide books and resources to 20,000 rural children in four states.

March 05, 2015

Teaching the Habits of Democratic Citizenship

Developing the best habits of citizenship in a democracy is the central task of K-12 schooling—if we still honor democracy.

February 18, 2015

New Collaboration to Target Early-Literacy Skills in Rural Schools

The project aims to build capacity among rural educators and communities to boost early-literacy skills.

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