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January 23, 2015

Preschool Programs That Treat Trauma Lay Groundwork for School Success

Preschool programs focused on treating children who have suffered from trauma continue to spring up across the country with the aim of preparing the most fragile young learners for kindergarten and beyond.

January 21, 2015

Child Care Garners Attention in State of the Union Address, Again

President Barack Obama mentioned the phrase "child care" eight times in his State of the Union Address last night, according to a Wall Street Journal count. That's more often than he said the words "terrorist," "middle class" or "opportunity.

January 15, 2015

Hispanic Preschool Participation Varies by State

Nationwide, Hispanic children have low preschool participation rates but a new Quality Counts 2015 follow-up analysis finds that enrollment varies considerably by state.

January 12, 2015

Audit: Millions of Dollars in Misspent Special Education Aid in N.Y. State

Private providers that offer special education services to preschool students are being scrutinized for potential fraud by the state's comptroller.

January 08, 2015

Study: Washington State Preschool Program Delivers Academic Advantage

A new study by the Washington State Institute for Public Policy showed clear test score gains in late elementary school for children who attended the state preschool program there.

January 08, 2015

Quality Counts Report Surveys Early-Learning Landscape

The latest issue of Education Week's annual report includes articles and data on early-education research, technology, kindergarten readiness, and preschool expansion efforts, along with an Early Education Index offering state-by-state grades.

December 31, 2014

Year in Review: Early Childhood and Other Research Interests From 2014

The most widely read research blogs of 2014 include focus on early childhood.

December 31, 2014

Top-Read Blog Posts of 2014: Preschool, Head Start, and Research

Early Years readers were interested in a variety of different topics over the past year.

December 18, 2014

States That Don't Fund Public Preschool - Part One

Some of the 10 states that had no public preschool program when the National Institute for Early Education Research last issued a report in 2013 have made moves to change that.

December 14, 2014

All Day Preschool Better Prepares Children for Kindergarten

A recent study has found that children who attend all-day preschool are much better prepared for Kindergarten than children who go to half-day programs.

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