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Parents as Teachers, an organization that provides support to families, has worked to maintain a routine as the St. Louis-area suburbs struggle with racial unrest.


A top personal finance group urges college students not to major in child studies.


Children who attended a full-day program were also less likely to be chronically absent, says a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association


Children in full-day kindergarten programs made much bigger leaps in early reading skills than their schoolmates attending traditional half-day programs, according to a new University of Virginia study.


Early childhood education advocates in South Carolina see an opportunity to expand services now that a 21-year-old legal battle has been decided in favor of better funding for poor and rural regions of the state.


Montana, one of nine states with no state preschool program, is a step closer to offering it after a vote by the state board of education last week.


An update to a 25-year-old report on child-care worker salaries shows that those who work with the youngest children tend to earn the least, regardless of educational level.


The newly-passed legislation, headed to the president's desk, would implement quality and access improvements to a law that hasn't been modified in nearly 20 years.


For a growing number of cities with independent preschool programs, even some nimble state governments aren't raising public funds for free preschool fast enough.


The Annie E. Casey Foundation says in a recent policy report that programs need to embrace the entire family in order to curb intergenerational poverty.


Addressing policymakers, more than 500 researchers urged the expansion of and increased public investment in early-childhood education.


Unionized child-care providers are more likely to seek state-regulated licenses, a proxy for program quality, according to a new study.


Child-care providers would be required to get background checks, and parents would be given more information about child-care options, under the revised program.


Jim Messina and Kevin Madden, who served in the Obama and the Romney campaigns, respectively, say that early learning is a idea that both parties can get behind.


Toddlers who have a low vocabulary compared to their peers or cognitive delays are at higher risk of struggling with math when they are 4 or 5, according to recent research.


Full-day preschool services and home-visiting programs are two of the most important contributors to effective Head Start centers, according to a new study.


Voters in Denver also voted to extend a program helps families pay preschool tuition for their 4-year-olds.


In more than half of the states, families are receiving larger benefit amounts, or it is easier for them to access the benefits that they qualify for, according to a survey from the National Women's Law Center.


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