December 2012 Archives

Researchers find that some young children are exposed to as much as six hours per day


A national evaluation of Head Start found that the early learning advantages displayed by children who participated in the federally funded preschool program had mostly disappeared by the end of 3rd grade.


Investigation was triggered by problems at a military day-care center in Virginia.


Study says day care outside of home contributes to later weight gain


Experts say better coordination of services and increased access to treatment would help families.


Babies' ability to have hands free to touch objects helps them learn about them


A new study from researchers at UC Berkeley and UCLA finds that Mexican-American preschoolers demonstrate social-emotional skills that are as strong as their white peers.


In a letter to Congress, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius reveals a few details about how the first-of-its kind competition for Head Start grants is unfolding.


Governor calls for task force to help make formula more equitable


Parents should take time to research what educational toys will best suit their children.


The U.S. Department of Education awarded $133 million to five states with plans to expand access to early-childhood education programs and improve quality.


Researchers say young swimmers reach developmental milestones more quickly.


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